The net has been hacked

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Apr 22, 2008

The net has been hacked by Doomsday Forte at 2:36 PM (1,193 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. Doomsday Forte
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    So, let's first cut back to a few months ago. The net has up until this point worked out rather well up here at Purdue. And then, for no reason whatsoever, it dies. Well, it's not campus-wide from what I can tell, but it seems to affect either entire rooms, entire floors, or entire dorms or even beyond that. It's been fine since then, until lately when the same thing has been happening. Yesterday alone it died at least four times, and the of those times had a friend on the floor above me, someone else in my hall, and my roommate without net, so I'm sure it is some sort of problem on the administrator's end.

    What gets me though is that some pages will display this...nonsense at the top, or just that nonsense. Like, it'd be nothing but BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB??????????????????????????????? or something. I've seen it on my friend's computer and I'm sure it's been on everyone else's too. I haven't heard anything about there being a problem, so far anyway. The only quick-fix I have for it is to access my router page and DHCP Renew.

    Any ideas what could be going on?
     
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    I work in IT, and on a college campus... ironically. The best I can say from what you have told me it is more than likely a router (in the network) that has gone haywire (virus or just age) and is spitting out garbage. The routers tell the data in the network where to go, so if one of them is corrupting data as it is routing, that would explain the odd locations that you say are occurring.


    Once again... this is just my best guess.
     
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    Well, you're probably at a different campus, but this one is usually stable. It goes down every once in a while, but then it gets right back up. I've never had a probably like you've said though.
     
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    Yeah, and I think it might be coming right back up, just that it seems to take our computers so long to realize it's returned. I've been kicked off for as long as half an hour to an hour and I'm the only one affected, or whatever. I'll just keep using the router-refresh trick until it fails to work. ...and maybe I should dust off my own router, just in case...
     
  5. jumpman17

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    LAWL, they put a big yellow banner on the page and we still get people giving their info to scammers. One of my profs says the server is actually hacked about once a week but they don't like to report that.
     
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    That sounds about right to be sadly honest. People are pretty stupid to fall prey to that especially with a huge can't-fucking-miss banner. And I'd believe the stats about us getting hacked so often. I mean...I guess a university is a big target. I'm not sure how much damage can be done with hacking, but we're supposed to be a computering school among other things. You'd think we'd have a good defense. =P

    What university are you at, jumpman? I inferred Purdue, but seeing how we apparently have at least five campuses in Indiana alone...West Lafayette here!
     
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    someone typed google into google.
     
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    Actually it's perfectly understandable if such ad was racy. Some people KNOW that it's a scam or whatever, but something else controls them to click on those racy ads.
     

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