More How to Explore
the Insides of Internet Computers -- from your Browser!
Figure 7: Another failed attempt.
I'm showing you what failed attempts look like so that people
who get these screens dont email me by the thousands asking
me what they did wrong. You didn't do anything wrong.
All this means is that the sysadmin of your intended victim knew
better than to run anonymous ftp on a webserver!
Just be patient and after trying a few web servers you will
hit pay dirt. Your browser should show you something such
Figure 8: An FTP directory listing using Netscape under Windows
If you are having a hard time finding vulnerable computers,
don't try the major web sites such as Netscape, Yahoo, or Happyhacker.org.
We all have a clue and won't let you prowl around sensitive parts
of our computers. So where can you find webservers whose
sysadmins let you get away with this?
Just to make sure there are lots of webservers vulnerable
to this attack, I went to Hotbot and searched for "astrology"
+ "New Age". The listing this request returned
gave a gold mine of vulnerability. Almost every webserver
on that list was susceptible to the ftp directory listing attack.
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