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Old 10-17-2003, 12:16 AM   #1
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Question hacked


Hi all,

where to start.

I had for few days ( or weeks) problem that always when I start KDE it showed up some old page (in konqueror) I was visiting long ago.
I wasn't worry until yestarday.

I was reading here at Linuxquestions some replys I had on my post.(terrible NVIDIA problems on new box)

I don't remember exactly when,but mouse stoped working.So I thought reboot will help. ( learn it at Windows )

But when i rebooted and started KDE on my MDK 9.1, there was last page (linuxquestions) i visited,finally not the one I had few weeks or so.But mouse still wont work.

And as newbie having terrible time to get it fixed.


So finally my question is how can i fix it please ????

I tried "whereis" mouse but any respond.I can;t find where mouse is installed.

I was looking in root directory.Can't see it.

What can I do to get it fixed?

The mouse is just basic cheaper one.

Thanx for reading,

 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:00 AM   #2
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Hi,
Have you tryed typing "mousedrake"?
 
Old 10-17-2003, 07:39 PM   #3
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tried

but it says "command not found".

Anyway ,wierd is that it is working now.

Please someone close this post.

Thanx again,

Wannalearnlinux
 
Old 10-18-2003, 12:49 AM   #4
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Angry again

someone is making fun of me.

So now my mouse at old box is working ( itself,i didn't fix it),but on another box (XP and MDK 9.1 in progress) the sound stopped last night.I thought it might be the speakers.But today i checked settings and there was a sound "muted".

So what u think now?

Someone is showing me that I'm not secure enough.

I had a long ago problem that one guy (know him) blocked one of my emails accounts.( probably just changed paswd so i couldn't loged in)

So few days ago mouse stopped working here at old box MDK 9.1 and yestarday sound on my new box ( XP ).

Don't u think I'm being hacked all the time?

Well my question is:

- I'm behind a router ( cabel ) .I'm sharing it with another guy who knows a lot about computers.Making web pages and so on.He is working in some computer company.I'm sure he knows a lot.I'm newbie.I don't talk to him because..blabla...

- so how can I be sure to not let him "look" in my boxes?

I'm using Siemens ethernet hub to get both boxes on-line.And router has bulid in firewall.

Old box MDK 9.1 is using Guarddog and new box XP using freee Zonealarm.

Please help me !

I got lot problems with settting up MDK on its new box,but now most important it is to be sure that the guy from next room is not watching me!!

Thanx for reading and please help me
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:11 AM   #5
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hmm... where to start...

these are some of the things i do...

1. use strong passwords but also make sure you it's something you can remember. never write your password down anyware or give it to anyone.
2. turn off all unnecessary daemon processes through your service configuration tool, especially things you know you're never going to run like telnetd, sshd, ftp server, etc.
3. if you haven't done this to your router yet, do change the default username and password.
4. set your screensaver to be password protected.
5. set up a cmos password through your BIOS.
6. don't log in directly as root. always use your user account and su when you need to do administrative tasks. i set up 2 user accounts. one for me and another one with less priviledges than root and my account for anyone who wants to use my computer.
7. google for chkrootkit and run it.
8. don't be tempted to change permissions on system files and programs without actually thinking about why you're even thinking about doing it and the consequences if you do decide to do it.
9. backup your files regularly. although, this maybe useless if you've been compromised as someone can alter your backups.
10. read your log files.
11. check your distro for security updated packages.

there's probably a lot of other things you can do. but before you go around insinuating that someone is hacking you, maybe it's best if you're absolutely sure you didn't make any changes to your system's configuration or that this isn't a hardware issue.

Last edited by megaspaz; 10-18-2003 at 01:17 AM.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:15 AM   #6
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Prehaps try turning off any services (FTP, telnet,etc) off so you box is a bit harder and putting on something like Snort. I think the problem more likely lies in the installation or setup though.
 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:30 AM   #7
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Thumbs up thanks

Thanks for fast respond,i forgot to tell you that my computer is locked in my room.So there is not externall atack.Bios ,etc.
I'll answer you post:


Quote:
Originally posted by megaspaz
hmm... where to start...

these are some of the things i do...

1. use strong passwords but also make sure you it's something you can remember. never write your password down anyware or give it to anyone.
2. turn off all unnecessary daemon processes through your service configuration tool, especially things you know you're never going to run like telnetd, sshd, ftp server, etc.
3. if you haven't done this to your router yet, do change the default username and password.
4. set your screensaver to be password protected.
5. set up a cmos password through your BIOS.
6. don't log in directly as root. always use your user account and su when you need to do administrative tasks. i set up 2 user accounts. one for me and another one with less priviledges than root and my account for anyone who wants to use my computer.
7. google for chkrootkit and run it.
8. don't be tempted to change permissions on system files and programs without actually thinking about why you're even thinking about doing it and the consequences if you do decide to do it.
9. backup your files regularly. although, this maybe useless if you've been compromised as someone can alter your backups.
10. read your log files.

there's probably a lot of other things you can do. but before you go around insinuating that someone is hacking you, maybe it's best if you're absolutely sure you didn't make any changes to your system's configuration or that this isn't a hardware issue.

1. yes I'm using strong paswords and using https where available
2. yes I'm running just few deamons i need
3. well router is the owner's (not the guy might look in my comps)so I can't change it,and I'm not good in that part
4. ---thing to do----
5. yes done
6. yes I'm logged as non-root only ( in Linux
)
7. ---thing to do----
8. ooops sorry my english
9. i don't do the backups on Linux ( thought it is secure enough and I'm using MDK 9.1 only for web browsing,emails )
10. I failed totally here

And about those hardware issues,i think that it is too many things going on in same time.And my other box (XP) is brand new and OS is made new.


I was thinking that if you could give me some help to stop him in my personal firewall Guarddog at MDK 9.1 or another way.To be sure that it is not him.

Thanks again,

 
Old 10-18-2003, 01:34 AM   #8
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thank you

thanx for reply dos1. I'll look at it.


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Prehaps try turning off any services (FTP, telnet,etc) off so you box is a bit harder and putting on something like Snort. I think the problem more likely lies in the installation or setup though.

 
  


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