I discovered a major security flaw on the silentlambs website, I e-mailed bill about it, setup up a small demonstration, mind you I told no one else about this. And the demonstration was benine, because this flaw could allow someone to forward the site to say porn sights. I won't go into detail, but let's just say I could cause alot of havoc with it. What do I get? I get banned by the Mother F^*&! Grrrr! And the flaw is still there. I had to go through a proxy server just to get to the sight, the dumb ass, doesn't realize, you can ban all the addresses in the world, but that will not keep someone out, I can still go there, even though it's in a round about way. The fix is so simple, I could tell someone how to edit, the script and fix it.
I'm banned from the Silentlambs Website
They bounced you for making a demonstration? Did you let them know you would be doing that? Hope it gets resolved!
I e-mailed him about it, and the demonstration was simply a pop up alert window, that said bill contact me, this needs to be fixed, paraphrasing, after I e-mailed him. And go back there, and I'm banned at the server level, and when I go back with a proxy, of course it's not fixed. Like banning would stop a real malicious hacker. Malicious hackers don't tell you, what they did.
I don't know what to think of this, I will email Bill to see what he says from his side of the story.
Edited by - Yizuman on 5 January 2003 7:57:32
LOL, so instead of fixing it they just banned. I wonder if they even bothered to ban you by ip or if they just did your username. I'm sure if you talk with him and let him know what your intentions were that they will lift the ban. I am guessing your were bounced by an overzealous mod.
No they had to ban me by my domain, so they banned my entire domain, I tried on other computers in my house, that have different IP's.
Most saddening Trauma. I bet that after you talk to them the ban will be lifted.
Who knows, I'm lucky, if I get a response from bill in e-mail.
I was banned as well. My crime? Someone had come on his guestbook and asked how they could get to LambsRoar.org (I ran out of bandwidth for a day until they mentioned it, and I bumped it up some). So I explained what happened and they could now access it, and in the future if there's a problem, they can go to lambsroar.net, lambsroar.com or lambsroar.org, and that was all I said......Boom, I got banned, no warning, no nothing. A crime of trying to help out an Abuse Survivor. As a matter of fact, my post was removed, and so was there's!
Edited to add:
I am guessing your were bounced by an overzealous mod.
This can't be the case, and I'll explain why. I imagine it's the same with Trauma. I can't view the website at all. I get a message that says:
That means it was done from the server level. Someone with access to the non-public side of their server. Mods are not given permissions for this, only for the guestbook itself. Oh well, what can you do?
You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Apache/1.3.22 Server at www.silentlambs.org Port 80
Edited by - RevMalk on 5 January 2003 11:55:26
It seems very harsh considering how much TH has defended SL over the last few months.