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Look at them sitting there unscathed like small children The poor unsuspecting file server and its accompanying network of computers are just inviting the lonely hacker in Hacking is an art generally performed by deft hands and quick minds True hackers are few The term hacker was an epithet given to computer geeks in the days when computers were an uncommon commodity These computer gurus were said to hack away at the keyboard all day The public view of hackers is bad but far from the truth The public views all hackers as social outcasts who break into computers and destroy them by exposing sensitive information or spreading virii everywhere This is technically wrong as this definition is known to the digital underground as a Cracker Every true hackers ultimate goal is knowledge Any possible means may be used to obtain that including many illegal ones On the other hand a cracker breaks into computer systems for the sheer joy of destruction and confusion People like this should be put behind bars I am not a bad hacker and expose these holes to help the Administrators minimize future attacks Recently I have found dozens of college servers holding web sites that just scream to be defaced by hackers worse than me They are running an older version of Microsoft FrontPage extensions This shows us one of two problems with the System Administrators either they are too lazy to update their software or they are too ignorant to know how As System Administrators their job is to constantly update the server to maintain its security If they fail they should not have the job It is up to good hackers like me to show them these vulnerabilities to minimize the damage done Using the vulnerabilities in this older version of the FrontPage software I gained access to the Wyoming Universitys password file and ultimately gained access to that server I added a small link
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