[Hpr] Implemented a deny list on HPR

dosman dosman at packetsniffers.org
Tue Mar 19 08:12:51 PDT 2013

A rooted box doesn't do anything but put the HPR listener community out while the admin tries to get the system back up. It also costs the admin time he could be spending with his family and friends. It's not 1985 anymore, anyone can use free tools to stand up a VM to attack without affecting anyone else. Randomly attacking a site just because "they're hackers" isn't any more acceptable than smashing their physical mail box with a baseball bat "because he's into baseball". 

Just my 2 cents.


On Mar 19, 2013, at 4:40 AM, Ken Fallon wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have just banned 341 ip addresses from accessing HPR that were
> attempting to use known exploits to attack the site.
> I'm not sure how this fit's in with the HPR hacking ethos so I'm
> interested to hear if this is something you want or not.
> The site is basically a cpanel install, a cms, the shows and a
> database and pretty much all of it is available in the feed so there
> is actually nothing to steal.
> If you do wish to hack the site (probably not that hard to do) so that
> we can improve the security, please send me an email and I'll remove
> the ban on your IP address.
> Your thoughts as ever please.
> Ken.
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