Author Topic: $decode And Other Malicious Scripts.  (Read 1879 times)

Offline BlackBox

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$decode And Other Malicious Scripts.
« on: October 19, 2007, 04:31:53 AM »
Today we had a user paste a script containing a $decode into #outpost2. We decoded it ourselves ($decode is a command in mIRC to decode base64-encoded data) and found that it would allow a user to take over your IRC client remotely. You should NEVER run a command that you don't know what it does, and anything with a $decode should raise a major red flag. (There are few legitimate uses for this command).

The user who did it (nick Rechocto, hostmask ~none@opu-EE865D24.sangcmtk01.tx.dh.suddenlink.net) pasted a script that would allow anyone to execute any arbitrary command in your client if you happened to have it loaded and they typed "ee <command>" into any channel or /msg that you were in. If you received such a command from this user, I STRESS THAT YOU DO NOT RUN IT.

If you think you ran it, let one of us know and we will help you remove it.

This user has been permanently G-lined. Furthermore, the rules have been updated. If you paste anything with a $decode in it, expect a G-line (even if it is not malicious). We will not be giving warnings.

Let us know if you have any questions.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2007, 04:32:38 AM by BlackBox »

Offline Sirbomber

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2007, 08:49:49 PM »
Wow, he didn't even last a day.
Another victory for OPU over the evil hordes of idiots out there.
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Offline Hidiot

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$decode And Other Malicious Scripts.
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 10:53:25 AM »
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Wow, he didn't even last a day.
Another victory for OPU over the evil hordes of idiots out there.
Makes me feel like this is one of the safest place on the public internets.
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$decode And Other Malicious Scripts.
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 10:17:59 PM »
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Makes me feel like this is one of the safest place on the public internets.
We try to keep it that way. It's small enough to police for morons like that.. they get no sympathy from us for trying to hack or trick users into running unsafe commands.