Hacked?! need to reset my root pw

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cyesergio
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Hacked?! need to reset my root pw

Post by cyesergio » Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:50 pm

Hey guys,

Uhm, I feel kind of embarassed asking this question. I think somebody hacked my xbox server and changed my root pw. There's nothing useful on it yet (well some stuff). How do I reset my gentoox password. And do you guys have any specific tips or pointers on security?

Thanks in advance,

Cye

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Post by orochi » Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:48 am

dang that stucks.


Im not sure but you might be able to just inject your own password hash into the /etc/passwd file (or is it /etc/shadow)


either way, I would suggest you backup your data then completely reinstall, you can never trust that box after it has been compromised.

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Post by ShALLaX » Tue Nov 21, 2006 5:50 pm

Boot up Resctoox, mount your Gentoox installation, chroot to it and then run `passwd`.

Security - dont let other people use your box. Dont even bother trying to recover your installation, just start again. The chances that the guy installed a rootkit are rather high :/
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Post by cyesergio » Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:29 pm

ShALLaX wrote:Boot up Resctoox, mount your Gentoox installation, chroot to it and then run `passwd`.

Security - dont let other people use your box. Dont even bother trying to recover your installation, just start again. The chances that the guy installed a rootkit are rather high :/
Geez...ok thanks for the tip

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