Play NetBIOS Wargames
What if you want to challenge your friends to a
hacker wargame using NetBIOS? The first thing to do is *don't*
email me asking me to break in for you. Sheesh. Seriously,
almost every day I get emails from people claiming to have
permission from their girlfriend/boyfriend and begging me to
help them break in. You can read their hilarious pleas for help
The way to run a hacker wargame over the Internet
is first, get permission from
your Internet provider so they don't kick you off for hacking.
They probably run an IDS that scans users for suspicious
activity. They probably hate malicious hackers. Enough said.
Second, you and your friends are likely to be at a
different Internet address every time you log on. Your safest
way to play over the Internet is for each player to get an
Internet address that is the same every time he or she logs on:
a "static" address. This way you won't accidentally
break into someone else's computer.
You have to arrange with your Internet provider to
get a static address. Normally only a local provider can do
this for you. A big advantage of using a local provider is you
can make friends with the people who work there - and they are
If you live in an apartment building or dormitory
with other hackers, you can play break-in games without using
the Internet. Set up a LAN where you can play together. For
example, you can string Ethernet cable from window to window.
To learn how to set up a Windows Ethernet LAN, see
Or you could set up a wireless LAN. With wireless
you never know who might come cruising with a laptop down the
street by your home or business and break in. That can make a
wargame lots more fun. For help on how to break into wireless
LANs, see http://www.wardriving.com.
genius tip: Attack using a Win NT server with the Microsoft
Resource Kit installed.
Heh, heh. With it you can give the command:
C:\>Local Administrators \\<targetbox.com>
This should show all user accounts with
administrator rights on targetbox.com.
C:\>Global Administrators \\<targetbox.com >
This should show all user accounts with Domain
administrative rights. These are exceptionally worth
compromising, because with one Domain administrative password
you will be able to control many resources among NT servers,
workstations, and Win 95/98 computers.
I've tried to install the Resource Kit on XP
Professional, but it wasn't compatible.
Another option is to install hacker tools such as
Red Button and DumpACL, which extract information on user
names, hashes, and which services are running on a given
for users of Windows 95, 98, SE or ME
To enable NetBIOS, click
Control Panel -> Network -> Protocols
If you see both NetBEUI and TCP/IP, you are already
using NetBIOS. If not, add NetBEUI.
To bring up the command screen, click Start ->
Run and type in command.com.
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