21 Dec 2001 buckley   » (Apprentice)

-={ Social Engineering :) }=-

Because of some bizarre sort of stuff, or just because I had shown some talent at programming classes (I'm so modest :)), my prof came talk to me about the new server that is going to replace all the current student-based servers. It's going to run all the student accounts and it's gonna be called "citrinix". After some talking about my new project (more about this ahead), he proposed me to sysadmin it, once it's ready. I made him see how little I knew and how unsecure things could get if the bofh of that machine wasn't an experienced one, but he replied saying that the experience had to come from somewhere. I got pretty excited with it, but it's going to mean alot more hard work and alot of hours spent studying security related topics, but I think it's worth the shot.

-={ Hacking }=-

So... about my new project. It was kinda described in my precious post, but I'll list all the steps that I can see know to achieve success:

  • Find a sms server that can send messages to mail
  • Study crons, to know how to check the mail
  • Code the Shell Script to check and parse the interesting part on the "mailbox"
  • Code the Shell Script to interpretate the parsed "code"
  • Find the syslogs that may report when the server is being "changed without permission"
  • Code a Shell Script to parse the info that matters and send to a cellular phone
  • Find a way to send a mail to a cellular phone

    Along with cron coding, today, I compiled kernel 2.4.16 and got kernel 2.4.17-rc2 to patch it... but not until tomorrow

    -={ Music }=-

    Van Der Graaf Generator (still life) and Nico (Chelsea Girl).
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