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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    I changed mine. I hope that it will help other people out there.

    I bet its Bill Gates!
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    Smile Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Count me in. This is an excellent idea.

    I got so angry when I saw a user posting that as generic advice to solve problems...

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Well, even though I'm not really much of an Ubuntu user... I do hang out on this forum a lot.
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    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it! Seriously. Don't.
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    Red face Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Quote Originally Posted by RAV TUX View Post
    I'm in full support editing my signature now!
    I edited in a link to this thread.

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Hi!
    I was just thinking: Isn't there any way to filter all messages containing these commands, so a moderator can read them before they are posted?

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    It would be impractical, I believe, since there ARE (in rare cases) legit uses for the command in question, such as removing unneeded compiled programs and such.
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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Im in, i dont usually post in the beginners forums and sometimes im not worth 2 cents of help but im in.
    If someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything don't do it.

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Quote Originally Posted by p_quarles View Post
    Has this been happening since that one troll was flooding the ABT forum? I had a note during the attack, but I'm happy to make it permanent. Off to edit it now.
    Not frequently, but we just had an attack two hours ago. That new (or old) poster has been banned and the posts have been jailed.

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    Red face Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Quote Originally Posted by santiagoward2000 View Post
    Hi!
    I was just thinking: Isn't there any way to filter all messages containing these commands, so a moderator can read them before they are posted?
    Good Question. I know there is a mod that restricts posting of links to established user of a set # of post.

    For now we can do our own little part.

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    Re: Join the fight against malicious commands given to new users

    Quote Originally Posted by aysiu View Post
    Not frequently, but we just had an attack two hours ago. That new (or old) poster has been banned and the posts have been jailed.
    Can't the offenders be reported to their ISP as it seems that banning is only temporary until they get a new IP assigned.
    Before Executing commands, understand WHAT you are doing and WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO DO THAT. Some Commands can be VERY dangerous if you are uninformed!

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