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Old 11-18-2004, 12:56 PM   #1
NeoRage
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Question Linux System To Be Used In a Film.


Myself an my collogue are in the process of writing and maikn a new film based on hacking..

We are to use Linux as our system that will be used for hacking as it is already use widly in the hackning industry (to my knolwdge) and also the fact of programming on windosws looks cack..

once the process had been designed.. we need to write a program that gives the impression that the main character has hacked into the system of a weapons company..

as i am new to linux and many programming languages i was wondering if any memebr of LQ is up to the task of producing a program or similar to be used in our film...

also if anyone could help be in creating a customisable loading screen for linux ( similar to the animated Windows XP logo on windows start up) to cover the loading scrpits of a slakware boot up..

all suggestions and ideas will be greatly appreciated..

once i have images and final layout desigs for the GUI of the hack i will passthem on.

is it possible to make a command propt base interface and a GUI interface that will give the impression of the hac being done from the console.. similar to the ssh hack done in the matrix films..

Many Thankx

Billie Skeggs
billie.skeggs@ntlworld.com

Note to Mods: i apologise if this is in the wrong forum.. please could you move it as appropiate.. ThanQ
p.s This is posted in the enterprise forum as well..
 
Old 11-18-2004, 01:52 PM   #2
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One program that is popular that many distros come with (Slackware does) is nmap. That is a port sniffing tool where if a shady character is using it on a movie then geeks will assume he is trying to crack into something he shouldn't. It is a command line based program and will give a bit of authenticity to your movie since he will be using and actual program. It was used in the Matrix 2 and I have seen it in other minor places. It was even used in a porno http://www.insecure.org/nmap/nmap_haxxxor.html (Don't worry - safe for work).

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Old 11-18-2004, 01:59 PM   #3
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Re: Linux System To Be Used In a Film.

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also if anyone could help be in creating a customisable loading screen for linux ( similar to the animated Windows XP logo on windows start up) to cover the loading scrpits of a slakware boot up..
You mean something like bootsplash? Screenshot You can also make custom "silient" bootsplash screens which are more like Windows XP with the progress bar.

Also, if I may, I'd like to give you my point of view on this real quick. If you want to make the hacking look authentic, make sure it is all done on the command line. Too many movies have people hacking into some government database with some crazy gui and magic 3d balls flying around the screen. Thats just not how it goes(from what I understand).
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:04 PM   #4
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I knew of this.. what i want to do it write a program that simulates the use of nmap and poss a ssh hack..

i can network machines but i want to show a graphical interface as well..

bascially the main actor will use the nmap and ssh hack to gain a password logging in to the system.. which in turn shows the GUI of the interface (soemthing like the GUI used in mission impossible in the server soom. with a badge and tool bar) then using the command line to pull a file to the local HDD.. rather than actually doing this i want to simulate it..

is this possible and can anyone show me how to or do so them selfs (You will be credited) if so can the prog be cutomisable so we can change the images etc..
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:07 PM   #5
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Re: Re: Linux System To Be Used In a Film.

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You mean something like bootsplash? Screenshot You can also make custom "silient" bootsplash screens which are more like Windows XP with the progress bar.

Also, if I may, I'd like to give you my point of view on this real quick. If you want to make the hacking look authentic, make sure it is all done on the command line. Too many movies have people hacking into some government database with some crazy gui and magic 3d balls flying around the screen. Thats just not how it goes(from what I understand).
Yeah that logo is summat that i woould like.. is it possible to hide the txt, and or use an animated logo..

as for the hacjking.. it will be command line based... but the GUI will be used as well so that the hack is doen from the command line but the GUI show the password entering and selecting of the files requied... if ya get what i mean..
Mor for the viewr poin of view.. what ya think???
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:17 PM   #6
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So let me get this straight. You want a program simulates this:

1. Portscans the target machine and shows open ports
2. Exploits a vulnerable ssh daemon to gain entry to the system
3. Opens up some sort of GUI (To do what?)
4. Transfers files from the exploited machine to the local hard drive
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:21 PM   #7
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http://www.bootsplash.de/files/theme...ist-silent.png

You can make the bootsplash operate in "silent" mode which has the progress bar and looks something like the above link. You can create a custom image for the background as well.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:25 PM   #8
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Don't forget to remove your traces from log files and your bash history..... Or is that taking it too far...
 
Old 11-18-2004, 03:15 PM   #9
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Don't forget to remove your traces from log files and your bash history..... Or is that taking it too far...
Not if you want it to look real and make people who know a thing about computers happy.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 04:44 PM   #10
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It was even used in a porno
What's the name of that Porno?
 
Old 11-18-2004, 05:00 PM   #11
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Just follow that link I put up there. You can download it. You know... if you're into stuff like that.....
 
Old 11-18-2004, 05:48 PM   #12
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Re: Re: Linux System To Be Used In a Film.

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Also, if I may, I'd like to give you my point of view on this real quick. If you want to make the hacking look authentic, make sure it is all done on the command line. Too many movies have people hacking into some government database with some crazy gui and magic 3d balls flying around the screen. Thats just not how it goes(from what I understand). [/B]

Whyever not???!!?!?!

Look here old chap, nothing wrong with using nmapfe or better yet, knetmap . You can still port scan for silly servers with security holes & not have to worry about the minutae of shell command flags.

Of course, there is no such thing as "sshnuke" from matrix reloaded. Hacking into SSH2 servers with properly configured keys, or any server supporting high-bit SSL or SSl- type encryption for authentication (at least) is a thing of fantasy unless you snoop in on a careless remote user using an MITM or somehow get your hands on a legit key pair.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 05:59 PM   #13
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I'd setup a fake exploitable server to work on . Then i'd proble nmap it, use say a classic ssh hole and gain access. All of this done within a local network . as for the boot stuff, you can just hack up a bootsplash theme and you should be fine.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:49 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by Crashed_Again
So let me get this straight. You want a program simulates this:

1. Portscans the target machine and shows open ports
2. Exploits a vulnerable ssh daemon to gain entry to the system
3. Opens up some sort of GUI (To do what?)
4. Transfers files from the exploited machine to the local hard drive
1.Yep
2.Yep
3. Gives Visual to the actual viewer.. Fo thoes less in the know.. like a password prompt.. which in turn would have been changed/given at the command propt..
4. Yep

i was thinking i could use like a simple hello world like prog for the command promt which just prints off simulated hack. amd say using a Flas animation for the GUI.. this means i have to use two machhines.. i wonderd if i could all on one sytem and give the same effect??
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:51 PM   #15
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Not if you want it to look real and make people who know a thing about computers happy.
How can i achive this..

in a simulation mind you??
 
  


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