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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2015, 08:53:13 PM »
I remember there was a particular nasty 10-12 years ago, known as a peper.a trojan infection.  It had two copies of itself running at any given time, one downloaded files from the Internet, the other monitored to make sure it was running. If one copy was terminated, another copy was immediately started up, making it quite difficult to eradicate.  The tip-off was the 14 character Run item and the two random file names dropped into the system folder.

Peper! I remember getting some flack for hosting their uninstaller. I copied  it to my site after testing, so I knew I had a "clean copy"
Used it here:  http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/179530-pop-up-hell.html
Finding that brought back memories of another well-known hero from those days. Roillin' Rog

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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2015, 10:08:53 PM »
Seeing as how Niecarrah is enjoying our trip down memory lane, I'll include an event that those of us who have been around for a while certainly remember -- the DDoS of 2004.  The disastrous DDoS of 2004 - History of the Forum - SpywareInfo Forum

Although I knew about the topic at SWI, I wondered if there were any other public postings about it and I found few. 

spywareinfo.com under DDOS attack. - Security & Networking - Scot's Newsletter Forums
DDOS - Tech Support Guy
DDoS Attacks continue...

I also had a surprise when I finding this writeup by Dorothy:  Gone With The Wind? Tom Coyote Forums where are you? | Security and You: dgoslings Place.  Dorothy was an Admin and Teacher at Coyote.org and has since retired and the AntiSlyware forum mentioned in her article is also "retired".  Coyote.org is now WhatTheTech.   



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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2015, 10:48:49 PM »
I remember when CoolWebSearch was the big bad nasty around!
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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2015, 10:56:41 PM »
I remember someone we called the "Jedi Master".  ;)

Definition: A Jedi Master, as the name implies, is one who has attained mastery of the Force. 


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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2015, 12:37:40 AM »
Ahhh. The peper trojan.  :wub: Now that brings back fond memories for me and my Underclass PL6. I was so proud of myself when my instructor (Josh aka NeonFx) told me that I was the first of his students to find that on my first attempt. I'll never forget the topic I encountered whilst researching the file that was associated with it. The OP was very serious and after a couple of serious posts by the helper(s) one of the forum moderators hijacked the thread to tell a pepper joke, and it was certainly not one that I could share with the class, if you know what I mean.  :shock:

That same PL included the CoolWebSearch infection, too!

Yes. Good times!  :mitch:

I love reminiscing down memory lane. My memories are nothing like your guys memories since you have all been around a lot longer than I but I love hearing about what I missed out on. Keep the memories coming! I am enjoying every bit of this!

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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2015, 07:25:53 AM »
I remember when CoolWebSearch was the big bad nasty around!

Unzy made that his/her (still don't know) top priotity : http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/cws-variants.28658/
They came out with a new trick or variant at least once a week. And everyone would start puzzling what they had been up to this time, so Merijn could add it to CWShredder. (I came up with that name btw)

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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2015, 11:51:35 AM »
I remember when CoolWebSearch was the big bad nasty around!

PepiMK's CoolWWWSearch.SmartKiller and Patrick's "SmartKiller"  :D

There was also Vundo back in 2006, and atribune's VundoFix.exe.

We had noahdfear's smitRem tool to destroy the Smitfraud pest and its variants (including SpyAxe, SpyFalcon, AntiVirusGold, SpywareSheriff, BraveSentry, Security Toolbar, and Winhound, among others).


Metallica reminded me of Tech Support Guy, where Flrman1 and I used to work HJT logs together.  We never got together for that barbecue lunch in Lexington  :(

However, I still use Tom Coyote's beef brisket recipe.  As he said "Sorry, this is not for the people on any diet of any kind".
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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2015, 01:21:15 PM »
Sure, now you mention Flrman1!  For the life of me yesterday, I could not remember his name.  Fortunately, DonnaB came to the rescue. 

Tom Coyote's famous beef brisket recipe!  I went looking for it in 2007 when you mentioned it in a thread at LS.  At the time, it hadn't occurred to me to check the Internet Archive when I discovered Tom's link from Tashi's post,  "Quick Coyote Chatroom RibSauce" - What the Tech was missing.

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Coyote's BRISKET RECIPE

Go to your local store and pick up a thick slab of brisket, preferrably with at least 1/2" of fat on one side.(You are not to eat the fat, yet it is necessary for the cooking) You will also need some vegetables for seasoning (Type is your choice) I suggest tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots and potatoes. For seasoning you will need salt, pepper, cumin (ground comino) and crushed red pepper. Pick up a can of beer or clear soda pop (Your Choice) and some good barbeque sauce or you could whip up a beefmaster sauce (another recipe at another time).

Take the brisket and with a very sharp knife, slice the fat layer from the brisket (Don't throw it away!!!!) Slice your vegetables into good size chunks, Except for the potatoes, wash those and leave them whole.

You need a pan that is at least 4" tall and with enough space to lay the brisket in and the potatoes around, preferably with a grate in the bottom of the pan so that the brisket is not laying on the bottom of the pan.

Lay the brisket seasoned with salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and cumin to your taste, in with the fat side up (Yes put the fat back on top), place the vegetables between the brisket and the fat that you sliced free, and the potatoes around the sides, pour the beer or clear soda pop into the pan over the brisket and add enough liquid (Water) to come to the bottom of the brisket or if no grate add 1/2 cup.

Now the fun part, Cover with foil and place in an oven at 200 Degrees Farenheit to 220 Degrees Farenheit for about 7 to 10 hours (Use long fork to test when done (Check if red juice or clearer is coming out when peirced with fork, cook to your liking) The vegetables will be way overcooked to serve so you will need to add some fresher veggies to your meal however the potatoes should make it through just fine.

Now after it has cooked you may throw the fat away and the destroyed veggies ( You could make a delicious soup stock from the veggies!?)

If done right you should have an award winning, melt in your mouth, cut with a fork brisket that tastes as good as any Prime Rib (Hence The Comment About The Beefeaters Sauce). This recipe is for your own personal use not to be sold without my written permision however you may share it with a freind.

Sorry, this is not for the people on any diet of any kind.


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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2015, 02:13:27 PM »
Ow yeah. I wonder what became of Suzi?
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Me too! Twice because the first time my 10k + posts were lost when N-I went kaput.

Janie and I had so much fun at one Summit we were at.

I remember there was a particular nasty 10-12 years ago, known as a peper.a trojan infection.

I was in the Tom Coyote Classroom and FAL helped us with peper. In those early classroom days we were set free on live users.   :thud:
Mosaic helped me via PM with a .bat, we hadn't got to that stage in our training.

Think it was about then I thought if I survive this I'm becoming an Admin.   :laughing:

The good guys quickly developed some tools. HijackThis was a vital tool.  If memory serves, Mosaic had a script. I think Option^Explicit developed KillBox about that time. Aaron was working on it for urizen. 

It was all live in Mike Healan's IRC channel, #privacy. Many developers were there doing fixes on the fly. Remember Magnus?
Option^Explicit  would tease this noob, if he saw me at a site he'd send a PM, EMERGENCY!!!!

Good times.
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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2015, 02:23:38 PM »
Sure, now you mention Flrman1!  For the life of me yesterday, I could not remember his name.  Fortunately, DonnaB came to the rescue. 

Tom Coyote's famous beef brisket recipe!  I went looking for it in 2007 when you mentioned it in a thread at LS.  At the time, it hadn't occurred to me to check the Internet Archive when I discovered Tom's link from Tashi's post,  "Quick Coyote Chatroom RibSauce" - What the Tech was missing.

I remember Flrman1... and Coyote's recipes, good ol' Texan stuff.

Tom taught me and Dorthy a lot, he'd have us in ACP daily tracking everything we did. I remember when she thought she'd nuked a forum. Talk about freak out. lol

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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2015, 02:27:22 PM »
<snip> so Merijn could add it to CWShredder. (I came up with that name btw)

I didn't know that, what a neat part of the history!
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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2015, 02:31:39 PM »
I remember the first time I joined IRC.  Aaron took me by the hand, so to speak, and helped me through it.  Then Maddoktor2 led me to one of the other IRC rooms, most likely one where therock247uk was Admin since he seemed to live in IRC at the time.

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As I recall, you had a first person seat watching the DDoS.


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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2015, 03:03:56 PM »
I remember the first time I joined IRC.  Aaron took me by the hand, so to speak, and helped me through it.  Then Maddoktor2 led me to one of the other IRC rooms, most likely one where therock247uk was Admin since he seemed to live in IRC at the time.

As I recall, you had a first person seat watching the DDoS.
Corrine, when I joined IRC Crow had to explain why no-one could read my posts in "white" haha

I was about to respond to:
Seeing as how Niecarrah is enjoying our trip down memory lane, I'll include an event that those of us who have been around for a while certainly remember -- the DDoS of 2004.  The disastrous DDoS of 2004 - History of the Forum - SpywareInfo Forum

It was certainly an historic event in our history.

Many of us had enrolled in the TomCoyote Classroom of 2013 which was opened by cnm along with others from SWI. Gal!

Gal explained it well in the link you provided: http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/topic/118463-the-disastrous-ddos-of-2004/#entry648877

While many security sites were being brought down, helpers and developers gathered in Mike's IRC channel for information. It was literally standing room only, the place was packed and anyone who was late had to wait for someone to leave before they could enter.

I don't know what it was about my being a noob, (perhaps light comic relief) but Mike took an interest in me and during a Ddos on SWI he took me into SWI under cloak to see how awful it was.

Slooooooow as molasses.

By the time site owners learned how to batten down the hatches a'b stuck, the landscape was about to change.
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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2015, 03:16:31 PM »
In the SWI topic Gal said, It had to have been a botnet. Pretty sure of that. "

Yes, and when the coffee shops providing wireless in Europe opened, the Ddos started, every-single-day.

Gal and Metallica also said, "it changed my life"

It did, for many. Not sure if one could ever explain that, you had to be there I guess.
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Re: Memory lane
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2015, 06:12:22 PM »
Option^Explicit  would tease this noob, if he saw me at a site he'd send a PM, EMERGENCY!!!!
I didn't remember if O^E joined us here at LzD or if he was on to other things by the time our little family moved here.  Searching his name brought up my Copyright Notice post from 2005.  I'm think that was a result PCB.   Regardless, it led to a couple more trips down memory lane, one being my surprise to find both O^E's DLL Compare and Killbox still hosted at CyberTechHelp.


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