File under: Back door

Whiney bad Reasons' security is about as secure as Julie's posts are funny. Someone hacked into the site over the past few days and played some practical jokes on them. Rumor has it they have allegedly secured the site.

Here is the scoop on what happened and when:

    Tuesday April 25 10am MT

      No picture

      Darth Vader "I find your lack of faith disturbing."

    Weds April 26 10am MT

      Picture: Calvin at booth labeled "Kick in the nuts $2" placed in Notes sidebar

      Darth Vader "Don't be to proud of this technological terror you've constructed"
      Princess Leia "Darth Vader. Only you could be so bold"
      Darth Vader "I have you now"
      Han Solo "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid"

    Thurs April 27 9am MT

      Picture "Aaron Fenton" placed in Notes sidebar

      Darth Vader "He is here"
      Obi Wan "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."
      C3PO "Don't call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease."
      Han Solo "Sorry about the mess"

    Friday April 27 2:45pm MT

    No picture

      Battlestar Galactica Introductory Music
      Cylon “Apparently it was not as big a surprised as we had hoped for”
      Cylon “See that the humans remain entertained until the end”
      Imperious Leader “The final annihilation of the life form known as man. Let the attack begin”
      Battlestar Galactica Closing by Cmdr. Adama

    Monday May 1 7:45am MT

And there you have it. The hacks were typically up for about 10-15 minutes.

Gossip around the Nacle has ended up polarizing around two possibilities: It was an insider playing a practical joke on the other permabores or it was an outsider. Nothing definitive so far. We wouldn't put it past the T&S crew to stage this sort of thing deliberately to create buzz, since their content has been pretty weak. But, that seems unlikely as if they were going to do something like that, then it would be more self-aggrandizing and self-promoting than what was posted and they would have left it up longer. Probably more likely that someone discovered default passwords were left unchanged, or Kaimi's password was "wenger" or "mardell" or "iDoCornRows" and someone guessed it.

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Anonymous said... @ May 2, 2006 at 11:44 AM

Ya, that post from Julie was a real stinker. Sheesh

Anonymous said... @ May 2, 2006 at 1:39 PM

It took them a week to realize they were being hacked? Smells like an inside job.

allyourBLOGSarebelongtous said... @ May 2, 2006 at 6:06 PM

I'm with anonymous (uh, like the second one)--I mean, who doesn't do a complete password sweep at the first sign of tampering?

sorrycouldn'tresist said... @ May 2, 2006 at 6:09 PM

"I find your lack of faith disturbing."

You said it, Anakin!

DV said... @ May 2, 2006 at 8:22 PM

My hacking skillz are rivaled only by my ability to turn a phrase. Of course both are insignificant when compared to the power of the Force.

Anonymous said... @ May 3, 2006 at 12:12 PM

Who has time to hack into T&S? More importantly, who gives a crap enough to do it?

a random John said... @ May 4, 2006 at 12:45 PM

um, me?

Anonymous said... @ May 5, 2006 at 3:15 PM

I just think it would be cool if someone would add a secret "cow level" to the Times and Seasons site.

Seth R.

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