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 More How to Hack other Computers fromWindows 95/98...

Then ask your friend or neighbor his or her email address. Then at this InterNIC prompt, type in the last two parts of your friend's email address. For example, if the address is "luser@aol.com," type in "aol.com."

Now I'm picking AOL for this lesson because it is really hard to hack. Almost any other on-line service will be easier.

For AOL we get the answer:

[vt100] InterNIC > whois aol.com
Connecting to the rs Database . . . . . .
Connected to the rs Database
America Online (AOL-DOM)
  12100 Sunrise Valley Drive
  Reston, Virginia 22091
  USA

  Domain Name: AOL.COM

  Administrative Contact:
     O'Donnell, David B (DBO3) PMDAtropos@AOL.COM
     703/453-4255 (FAX) 703/453-4102
  Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
     America Online (AOL-NOC) trouble@aol.net
     703-453-5862
  Billing Contact:
     Barrett, Joe (JB4302) BarrettJG@AOL.COM
     703-453-4160 (FAX) 703-453-4001

  Record last updated on 13-Mar-97.
  Record created on 22-Jun-95.

  Domain servers in listed order:

  DNS-01.AOL.COM              152.163.199.42
  DNS-02.AOL.COM              152.163.199.56
  DNS-AOL.ANS.NET             198.83.210.28

These last three lines give the names of some computers that work for America Online (AOL). If we want to hack AOL, these are a good place to start.

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Newbie note: We just got info on three "domain name servers" for AOL. "Aol.com" is the domain name for AOL, and the domain servers are the computers that hold information that tells the rest of the Internet how to send messages to AOL computers and email addresses.
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Evil genius tip: Using your Win 95 and an Internet connection, you can run a whois query from many other computers, as well. Telnet to your target computer's port 43 and if it lets you get on it, give your query.
Example: telnet to nic.ddn.mil, port 43. Once connected type "whois DNS-01.AOL.COM," or whatever name you want to check out. However, this only works on computers that are running the whois service on port 43.
Warning: show this trick to your neighbors and they will really be terrified. They just saw you accessing a US military computer! But it's OK, nic.ddn.mil is open to the public on many of its ports. Check out its Web site www.nic.ddn.mil and its ftp site, too -- they are a mother lode of information that is good for hacking.
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Next I tried a little port surfing on DNS-01.AOL.COM but couldn't find any ports open. So it's a safe bet this computer is behind the AOL firewall.

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Newbie note: port surfing means to attempt to access a computer through several different ports. A port is any way you get information into or out of a computer. For example, port 23 is the one you usually use to log into a shell account. Port 25 is used to send email. Port 80 is for the Web. There are thousands of designated ports, but any particular computer may be running only three or four ports. On your home computer your ports include the monitor, keyboard, and modem.
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