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Saturday, July 7th, 2007

Having a Little Fun

Going through my page requests, I noticed some 1,700+ from a website called “What the hell is this?” I wondered. Well, it appears to be some lame-ass hacker website in Arabic, located in Saudi Arabia. All those page requests? Some drongo script kiddie forum user had found my revolving skull and crossbones gif and was using it as his personal avatar. He is going by the handle BAD HACKER. He lists his occupation as a “Profissinal HaXoR”.

Normally, it wouldn’t bother me if somebody took an image from my website and used it for his own purposes, but this guy didn’t bother to copy it – he just created a link to my site, so whenever somebody looks at a page that he has posted on, the site comes over to mine and downloads it. That’s taking my bandwidth, so I had to retort.

Now, if someone visits securedeath and sees this guy, instead of having this cool avatar:

Red Skull

they see this:

I Stole

It’s a very simple hack to get around – let’s see how long it takes him to fix it.

Posted by Greg in My Website


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4 Responses to “Having a Little Fun”

  1. Rayna Hershberger says:

    Greg – Well done, my friend! That’s awesome!

  2. Mawhinney says:

    It looks like the hack is still effective as of July 27, 2007. This is like when John McCain’s campaign stole a MySpace template, including an image from the creator’s servers. Here’s a story on that incident.

  3. Julie Trumbower Casey says:

    ROTF! Liked you way back when and some things just don’t change!

  4. David says:

    Assuming you have a CPanel for your Web site, you should have Hotlink Protection within it. I can’t stop people from grabbing image files from my site and using them on their own sites without my permission (and without crediting me or, as I always ‘require’, linking to my site), but the Hotlink Protection at least stops folks from stealing my bandwidth.