Yes folks, I caught an intruder on my network, and I managed to follow his/her every move as my new software follow every step of the way he/she made. One of the nifty things about running a UNIX systems is the security it offers, due to homogeneous use of SM WINDOWS, everyone assumes that you are also running the same platform–NOT! I run two routers at my home, one directly connected to the Internet via cable modem, and another to the college via a dial-up modem, and they run in tandem connected directly to my friends and the world wide web. This person was doing some serious snooping around when I caught him/her inside the network. They managed to connect to my network router, getting through the firewall, and trying to sniff through the file directory. Very clever I thought to myself!
I started running a program called [ the link is fixed now 😉 ] “BRO,” as in Big Brother, designed for Network Intrusion Detection System about a week ago, and I got most of the program running smoothly on Thursday. I was sort of surprised to have my first catch so quickly. Now that I upgraded that router’s firewall, and set some traps–he he he–I think the hole is fixed. The person who was snooping, left a whole pile of their information for me to enquire further action against them with. One of the great thing about MS WINDOWS users is, they leave a distinguish finger print, and it is easy to give that information to the police if need be. SO MR. 112.65.02.106.xxx, I know where you live….. he he he [Oh, and special thanks to the programmer who gave it to the script-kiddy. :)]