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Back Door access to forum?

Post by koimaster on January 14th 2011, 11:15 pm

We had an influx of trolls from a forum, (wickedwatchcooler) regester and join the forum between the 27th of December and Monday of this week. I have banned all of them after they started causing issues on the forum. It was apparently organized to disrupte my forum, http://watchlords.forumotion.net/forum.

I know it should not be possible to hack into the forum itself, but I am wondering if a back door is possible, if so how do i find it.

thanks

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Re: Back Door access to forum?

Post by Jophy on January 14th 2011, 11:27 pm

What backdoor? You mean hacking it? Don't think you should do it.

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Re: Back Door access to forum?

Post by Darren1 on January 14th 2011, 11:39 pm

Hi,

I would assume that a back door could be created - it is with state of the art security on true phpbb.
But then again, that's hacking, and against the Terms of Service, so you may see your forum gobbled up if you do so. - Ive heard of it being done before.

I wouldn't have a clue in the world how to do it, but maybe google something up, but as I said, you run the risk of losing your forum - Hacking isn't just a light joke like it used to be Wink

Joph, yea, whilst hacking, you can create a back door, which I believe all developers used to create as an early escape route - Well, they used to do it, but it wasn't on major scripts, but on minor scripts such as Java games (back in the day, they were many pages long) and a re-entry route in-case the "front" door was closed, and they still desired to do something.

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Re: Back Door access to forum?

Post by koimaster on January 14th 2011, 11:48 pm

@Darren1 wrote:Hi,

I would assume that a back door could be created - it is with state of the art security on true phpbb.
But then again, that's hacking, and against the Terms of Service, so you may see your forum gobbled up if you do so. - Ive heard of it being done before.

I wouldn't have a clue in the world how to do it, but maybe google something up, but as I said, you run the risk of losing your forum - Hacking isn't just a light joke like it used to be Wink

Joph, yea, whilst hacking, you can create a back door, which I believe all developers used to create as an early escape route - Well, they used to do it, but it wasn't on major scripts, but on minor scripts such as Java games (back in the day, they were many pages long) and a re-entry route in-case the "front" door was closed, and they still desired to do something.


I do not want to create a back door to my own forum I want to see if there is one because we had a lot of new users who joined with the intent to cause problems at the forum. I have banned as many as I can figure out are part of the group. !8 of them at last count. They posted at their normal forum that a backdoor had been created. I want to find out if it is possible just being a member ( posting photo in the forum with code, keystroke whatever) to do this. If so, how do I find it and close it.

thanks. posts below are from that forum where hackers do reside.

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Back door is open again...check PM's - karma police 4 Hours Ago 12:47 PM

Who are these people and why am I rooting around in their control panel?... - elwood 2 Hours Ago 02:50 PM


For his straight, gay, and transgender online personalities! ... - Bald1 2 Hours Ago 03:29 PM

Gotch, PM on retreiving the CC #s. - Rev. Grouse 3 Hours Ago 02:27 PM

Does anyone know where I can order Krypton online...what the hell, doesn't... - TMK 1 Hour Ago 03:40 PM

I didn't think outdoor privies had front and back doors. - Bald1 4 Hours Ago 01:07 PM


I found a back door, check your e-mails - karma police 1 Day Ago 03:13 PM

Visiting that site is like watching hyenas eat their young - Brad 22 Hours Ago 07:27 PM


Jim, you are a fucking genius! - TMK 1 Day Ago 05:38 PM

Thanks Jim, that works great! (These guys are crazy paranoid!... - Sushi 1 Day Ago 05:37 PM

duuuuude... how'd you find that?!! i should have thought of that. :BANG... - LJ 1 Day Ago 03:19 PM

*shrug* that's what happens when you use free forum places like... - Sushi 1 Day Ago 05:39 PM

http://www.wickedwatercooler.com/forumdisplay.php?f=1

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Re: Back Door access to forum?

Post by spindr on June 16th 2011, 3:39 am

So is there backdoor access to a forumotion forum and if so, how can it be blocked?

EDIT I happened to find this information from some searching. It is a little dated, but describes the revision of the user agent to disguise yourself as a googlebot.

http://paradice.forumotion.com/t2-secret-backdoor-to-many-websites-tut

so again, does a backdoor to a private forumotion forum exist and what can be done to close it.

Thanks in advance.

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