More fun with finger...
But the Happy Hacker way is to first telnet to boring.ISP.net
port 79, from which we can then run its finger program:
telnet boring.ISP.net 79
If you are a good Internet citizen you would then give the
or maybe the command:
This should give you the same results as just staying on your
own computer and giving the command finger Joe_Blow@boring.ISP.net.
But for a cracker, there are lots and lots of other things
to try after gaining control of the finger program of boring.ISP.net
by telnetting to port 79.
Ah, but I dont teach how to do felonies. So we will
just cover general principles of how finger is commonly used
to crack into boring.ISP.net. You will also learn some perfectly
legal things you can try to get finger to do.
For example, some finger programs will respond to the command:
If you should happen to find a finger program old enough or
trusting enough to accept this command, you might get something
Login Name TTY Idle When Where
happy Prof. Foobar co 1d Wed 08:00 boring.ISP.net
This tells you that only one guy is logged on, and hes
doing nothing. This means that if someone should manage to break
in, no one is likely to notice -- at least not right away.
Another command to which a finger port might respond is simply:
If this command works, it will give you a complete list of
the users of this host. These user names then can be used to
crack a password or two.
More fun with finger--->>