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network54.com security breach.

Post by Michael Calkins » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:22 pm

Zip, a renegade who was banned a few days ago, has apparently hijacked the network54.com forums.

http://qbasicstation.com/index.php?c=f_ ... ageid=3938

I just hope the damage done by Zip can be undone, that is, I hope there was a recent backup.

I recommend to other forums that, if Zip is a member, to ban him/her. Also, I recommend that forum owners verify the security of their passwords, and maintain frequent backups.

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Post by Nodtveidt » Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:29 pm

Interesting...I wonder if this is the "old guard" Zip who was around about five years ago...

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Post by Michael Calkins » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:12 pm

Zip is definitely an old-timer, around the network54 forum off and on for many years. just looking through the pages of the forum I just now found a post from him/her from 2000. He/she is a skilled QBASIC and assembly programmer, claims to be 25, and lived, and might still live, in Kansas. Several of us suspect Zip of being female.

He/she has a history of extreme arrogance, extreme ego (claiming to be a deity and demanding worship more than once), rude behavior, racist statements, posting/chatting while drunk, and deep animosity towards several other members/former members, including Mac. Zip was banned several days ago for repeatedly using obscenity and insulting members.
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Post by Anonymous » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:50 pm

Michael Calkins wrote:Zip is definitely an old-timer, around the network54 forum off and on for many years. just looking through the pages of the forum I just now found a post from him/her from 2000. He/she is a skilled QBASIC and assembly programmer, claims to be 25, and lived, and might still live, in Kansas. Several of us suspect Zip of being female.

He/she has a history of extreme arrogance, extreme ego (claiming to be a deity and demanding worship more than once), rude behavior, racist statements, posting/chatting while drunk, and deep animosity towards several other members/former members, including Mac. Zip was banned several days ago for repeatedly using obscenity and insulting members.
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Post by tlsuess » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:52 pm

Who cares about cyber-power and arguing about who did what? I suggest it should be handled privately for the consideration of Pete's forums and the other boarders. :wink:

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Post by Anonymous » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:24 pm

Does Arkansas ring a bell there ZIP?

LOL at being a Diety LOL
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Post by Michael Calkins » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:43 pm

Stop cyber-stalking me or I'll report you to the FBI.
You stole admin access to a paid forum, and deleted much content. Who committed the crime?
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Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:33 am

Michael we need to organize and find a hacker better than Zip. N54 is sitting on their hands doing nothing! Apparently the site is run by a couple of owners and volunteers in a basement.

Let one Forum be taken over and more will surely follow.

Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:12 am

I will release the forum tomorrow to a neutral party, but I have two conditions.

1) Delete all negative posts about me from all forums (including this)
2) Remove your ego from all your posts. There's nothing worse than people getting emotional from an internet forum. Do not ban someone (including me) just because you don't like them.

Anonymous

LOL

Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:18 am

We are gonna get you anyhow and you are gonna pay! Restore the Forum and my accounts you stole too! Your in BIG trouble Ms FBI!

Latest pseudo post at the Zip forum:
Congratulations
by Michael Calkins

I talked with Pete after hearing some people saying that you hacked the forum. He told me he really did give it to you, so we just have to wait for the dust to settle and everything will be fine. I like the changes, by the way. Keep up the good work.
You won't be laughing long! We don't like you a LOT! I bet the FEW who did will be talking to you long either. Poor OLD MAID
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Post by Michael Calkins » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:22 am

I believe my account "MCalkins" at network54.com may have been compromised. I cannot log in using my correct password. My account has been locked from me trying it too many times. For the same reason, I believe Zip could not have gained the "iorr5t" password through a brute force search, as the automatic lockout would prevent it. So the remaining possibilities include compromising an email account and using it to gain the password, actually hacking network54, intercepting the unencrypted traffic between the user and network54, or hacking the users' individual PCs and searching for files containing passwords. (I was in the process of strengthening my passwords when I realized I could no longer log into network54. I consider it highly unlikely that Zip gained my password by guessing, nor do I believe my gmail account was compromised. So my current guess is that Zip actually hacked network54.)
In any case, I am locked out of my network54 account, and my IP has been banned from "Zip's QBASIC Forum", and a post congratulating Zip has been written under my name, but probably not under my login.
For a certainty, Zip is a liar and a criminal.
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Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:22 am

If I can supposedly hack a forum so easily, you should be afraid of what else I can do. Take the offer, and be quiet.

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Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:39 am

Same thing here Michael. Also cracked 4 of my other PW's. Mostly my fault however. I never expected a big deal about Qbasic.

There are no neutral parties here ZIP! You could have stayed in chat and nobody really cared. I saw you there and Pete probably did too. YOU pushed this thing into an illegal situation. I have no sympathy for you and your few friends. They might not like what could happen to them either.
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Post by Michael Calkins » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:46 am

two conditions
I don't negotiate with people like you.

At first, I didn't completely agree with Pete banning you, but now I realize how right he was. I doubt you will ever again be welcome at The QBASIC Forum.
you should be afraid of what else I can do. Take the offer, and be quiet.
YOU be quiet. I believe my friend Ild?rest told you something along those lines. As for your offer, you know what to do with it.
I expect you will have a hard time escaping criminal prosecution.

What was my old password? (This is your chance to prove your "power".)
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Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:47 am

No sympathy for the devil?

Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:48 am

I don't know your password. I didn't hack anything.

Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:54 am

That's a lie because you messed up 4 of my account names at 2 sites.

I am heading south soon anyhow. I think we should have a little chat Zip.
I'll come visit you in jail LOL.
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Post by Michael Calkins » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:54 am

The devil? I thought you killed him.
From chat:
guest: Zip :
I'm not satan. I killed him.
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Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:56 am

ZipBuster wrote:I am heading south soon anyhow. I think we should have a little chat Zip.
You should rethink that.

Anonymous

Post by Anonymous » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:00 am

They don't wear makeup in Jail sweetheart lol. Probably would not help your looks anyhow!

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