Re: backdoor question

From: Alysia (
Date: 10/29/02

Im not a he just an FYI, very proud of not being a dude thank you :P
And yes thank goodness its running on a box that doesn't allow root access,
we have a home dir we are restricted to. I have learned one thing from this,
Don't trust anyone with ssh or ftp even to your hosted mud.
The guy who did this walked away with a copy of the mud and is more than welcome to put it up and use it, I never treated this person badly, but he did violate my trust on numerous occasions. The straw that broke the camels back was giving out immortal passwords to a specific mortal. Just be careful, i think this was the worst thing i could possibly think of happening.

On Mon, 28 Oct 2002 23:05:31 -0800
Mythran <kip_potter@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Gee, and I thought I explained it real simply.
> > If it's his box, that's simple.  If it's hosted elsewhere then there's
> > problems.  He's worried about a coder putting backdoors in his mud.  I'm
> > thinking in terms of a good coder with malicious intent who could/would
> > want to root the box.
> >
> > -me
> Yeah, but if it is someone else's box (hosted on a host site), then the coder
> probably never had access to root in the first place.  If it is a box worth
> hosting on, then it would be protected and only the mud would have to be checked
> thoroughly.  Even so, this wasn't a flame, just an opinion so just in
> case....don't take it that way :P
> Love ya all :)
> Mythran
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