Break in Using the XP GUI
You could try out the other net commands on Oldguy.
Or you can go to the graphical user interface (GUI) of Windows.
After running the above commands I click My Computer, then My
Network Places and there you'll find the victim, er, I mean,
target computer. By clicking on it, I discover that ftproot has
been shared to - everyone!
Let's say you were to get this far investigating
some random computer you found on the Internet. Let's say you
had already determined that the ftp server isn't open to the
public. At this moment you would have a little angel sitting
one shoulder whispering "You can be a hero. Email the
owner of that computer to tell him or her about that
On the other shoulder a little devil is sneering,
"Show the luser no mercy. Information should be free.
Because I said so, that's why. Hot darn, are those spreadsheets
from the accounting department? You could make a lot of bucks
selling those files to a competitor, muhahaha! Besides, you're
so ugly that future cellmate Spike won't make you be his
Some hackers might think that because ftproot is
shared to the world that it is OK to download stuff from it.
However, if someone were to log in properly to that ftp server,
he or she would get the message "Welcome to Oldguy on
Carolyn Meinel's LAN. Use is restricted to only those for whom
Meinel has assigned a user name and password." This
warning logon banner is all a computer owner needs to legally
establish that no one is allowed to just break in. It won't
impress a judge if a cracker says "The owner was so lame
that her computer deserved to get broken into" or "I'm
so lame that I forgot to try to use the ftp server the normal
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