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mojo20128052yAwesome rant 😅
Root747562yI am so incredibly surprised you survived that.
Spying on and fucking with the XO? And taking credit for it in front of both him and the sysadmin? AND burning classified documents to dvd?
But you absolutely proved the network was shit in order to force the responsible party to make it better, so. I would have let you off (and punished the sydadmin severely), but the average person would be livid and blame you for everything. (Including the sysadmin being terrible because people are useless, illogical pieces of shit.)
Holy crap you got lucky.
@Root I was surprised too, but hey, that's young foolishness for you :)
The fact is, besides the sysad, none understood the severity of the problem. I had to pull some Hollywood-like stunts to MAKE them understand. Besides, with the security the way it was, I seriously doubt anyone had any idea what to do. The major problem was, that was a network in a military academy. I've seen much better security on much less prestigious and funded places.
Frankly, it was just... embarrassing. Truly embarrassing. What I did was just some monkeys-with-machine-guns exploitation. Nothing barred me. No separate networks for critical areas, no actual security on the PCs, NOTHING.
Can you imagine such a place as being security-conscious, security-aware, security-ANYTHING?
While it was fun, it was just my IPSec puberty. And I got an ideal playground for that :P
Is your name Elliot Alderson by any chance
Albatross302yI started a new job a while ago, and naturally I immediately began an audit of all the servers on the network. I found mostly what I expected: a couple of Server 2003s and a bunch of 2008s and up, but then I RDPed into a server with a distinct lack of documentation and was greeted by the Windows 2000 login screen. Not SERVER 2000, just Windows 2000. If I find something running on NT 4 I'm fucking done.