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Server break-in

Hi all,
So, the server what hosts Glorious Trainwrecks Dot Com was compromised on December 16th, 2010. If you are interested in gory technical details, this guy had a very similar experience to mine.

Since this attack appears to have happened to a bunch of other servers, I have no reason to believe that we were targetted specifically. I don't even know if they did anything with root access, once they got it. I don't see much evidence, in the way of new files, that they did. Considering they were so sloppy about breaking in that they left the source code of their rootkit lying around and didn't clear my outgoing mail server's error logs when they broke it, I'm willing to believe that they didn't really care too much if their activities were discovered.

I do know that they broke our outgoing email, so new users trying to sign up did not receive their confirmation emails, and no one got mail reminding them about Klik of the Month. Investigating that was what led me to discovering this hack.

I have kicked the intruders off of my box, upgraded my system to patch the security holes they used to get in, and manually uninstalled the rootkit (which thankfully was pretty simple).

However, the lovely thing about rootkits is that you can't necessarily tell for certain what was done to you. So I don't know if they've snooped in our database to try and extract passwords, for example. Drupal 5's default password hashing scheme is miserable, and I regret not having set up an improved scheme before this happened. If you are security conscious, you may want to change your password, here and anywhere else you use the same password.

I am confident enough in my recovery that I am keeping the site up; however, moving the site to a clean server reinstalled from scratch is something I plan to attempt to do soon, for everyone's peace of mind.

tl;dr: Romanian script kiddies may or may not be trying to sell your password on the black market.

vampirkat's picture

still programming, back in aciton

I'm still using KP/TGF to make games. Got back on the daily click to post stuff up. Trying to be more active in the klik community. At least kp aint dead! Well, to use klik programmers anyway, lolz

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Used twine to create an idea for an installation game that I want to build. This feels nice and self contained though.

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Pacian's picture

Six-Chamber Champion

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Probably the best ever all-text game about shooting yourself in the head.

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Pizza Time's picture

A look at sprites

I haven't done anything regarding the engine since the last entry, instead I've been animating a golem character. Until I pixel wolfman and vampire sprites this will be what players will control during most of the developmental stages. It's not really placeholder art, I intend to keep him in as a third character when the other two are done then I can work on a fourth character as this game will have support for four players.

All the animations aren't finished yet, I have to add two more throwing animations (and fix up the leg on the last sprite in the 'throw left and right' animation), a hurt animation, one for falling over and a victory animation. Then do everything over again thrice more.

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The Secret of Sky Castle

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You have found it, the mysterious Sky Castle. What awaits you inside?

Shift to jump, arrows to move.

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Lynx's picture

Mothers Day Game

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A holiday game card using crayon style graphics and sound effects recorded by my three daughters.

Cheaper than an actual card or flowers. (A lot more work)

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The Mazing Adventure

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Created specifically for the IGF Pirate Kart. Contains all original graphics! The is no music.

Use the arrow keys to move. A vast world filled with treasure lies below the surface. Will you discover the secrets of the depths?

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TEN SECOND FIRE JUMP

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First time using flixel, first time using AS3.

Ripped hella hard on adam atomics sprites, but made my own horrible fire sprite. The end, that was fun, thanks everyone.

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Gardens of Time: Design Problem Solving

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"Make a game based on the title of any talk scheduled for GDC (http://schedule.gdconf.com/)."
Several other people have already done this by now..
It's a gardening game.

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