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bok
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Joined: 30 Jan 2007
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I've done some cleanup of this forum, due to the large number of spambots that created accounts and posted spam.
Thanks to Adam, we now have an updated registration page that will, we hope, keep hackers in and spambots out (the builtin picture challenge of phpBB seems quite ineffective against the spam bots).
Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:12 am View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
mhabibie



Joined: 25 Jul 2007
Posts: 9
Location: Indonesia, west Java

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good luck dude!
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:02 am View user's profile Send private message
joelstad



Joined: 26 Jul 2007
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I like the filtering system for registering new users. I would, however, remove the option to register after completing a puzzle or two. (I didn't actually do the puzzle whatevers so I don't know the actual process but..)

Don't you think that would help filter out the really new people so only at least those with basic HTML knowledge would be able to register. If you're looking to participate in a hacking oriented website, I would hope you would at least know a little HTML...

--Joel
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Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:23 am View user's profile Send private message
nbarriga



Joined: 13 Jul 2007
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Why do you need to know HTML to be a hacker?!?!?!? That's nonsense!


If you want to filter on something a little more meaningfull you need a C test, or perhaps C++, or some nice scripting language like Python or bash.
Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:11 pm View user's profile Send private message
joelstad



Joined: 26 Jul 2007
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nbarriga wrote:
Why do you need to know HTML to be a hacker?!?!?!? That's nonsense!


If you want to filter on something a little more meaningfull you need a C test, or perhaps C++, or some nice scripting language like Python or bash.


Well, if someone doesn't know HTML then they probably won't know C or Python, now will they? Myself as an example: I don't know any C nor do I care to learn but I do believe I may have a thing or two to contribute to this forum.

I know you don't have to know a bit of HTML to be a 'hacker' but that's generally where people start, at the beginning of some type of programming. If not, the filtering system of this forum would not be in place if someone didn't think it would help keep the bots and n00bs out, right? Why have it at all if it has nothing to do with hacking? The registration line even reads: "Submit how? Prove your basic hacking skills to get an account."

In any case, Hello, my name is Joel. I'm new.

--Joel
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Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:14 am View user's profile Send private message
Captain Segfault



Joined: 05 May 2007
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Location: San Carlos, CA

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nbarriga wrote:
Why do you need to know HTML to be a hacker?!?!?!? That's nonsense!


You don't need to know HTML to solve the registration puzzle.
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nbarriga



Joined: 13 Jul 2007
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joelstad wrote:
I know you don't have to know a bit of HTML to be a 'hacker' but that's generally where people start, at the beginning of some type of programming.



Just for the record, HTML is a markup language, not a programming language.


If you want a beginner's programming language try PASCAL, or BASIC(one of the old versions, not Visual Basic). Matlab is also a good first programming lanuage, although I'd recomend to be a man and go for C at once. Smile
Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:38 am View user's profile Send private message
joelstad



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Ok, to be most fair, the user trying to register in these forums would also need to know a little PHP, which is a programming language. At the very least an understanding of what happens when you press the 'submit' button (that had been removed).

...tough crowd.

--Joel
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Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:31 pm View user's profile Send private message
Captain Segfault



Joined: 05 May 2007
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Location: San Carlos, CA

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joelstad wrote:

At the very least an understanding of what happens when you press the 'submit' button (that had been removed).


Which has nothing to do with PHP.
Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:42 am View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger ICQ Number
Captain Segfault



Joined: 05 May 2007
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nbarriga wrote:

If you want a beginner's programming language try PASCAL, or BASIC(one of the old versions, not Visual Basic). Matlab is also a good first programming lanuage, although I'd recomend to be a man and go for C at once. Smile


I'd suggest Perl or Python myself.
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azer89



Joined: 22 Jul 2007
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Location: Palestina

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nbarriga wrote:
although I'd recomend to be a man and go for C at once. Smile


yeah..i agree...but C is little difficult
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:50 am View user's profile Send private message
joelstad



Joined: 26 Jul 2007
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Captain Segfault wrote:
joelstad wrote:

At the very least an understanding of what happens when you press the 'submit' button (that had been removed).


Which has nothing to do with PHP.


Ho, hum. No, it doesn't. The actual form submission has nothing to do with PHP but the entire process does require you to know something about PHP as it requires a valid session id to register successfully. Good lord, anything else for me?

--Joel
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Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:28 am View user's profile Send private message
The Viper



Joined: 28 Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Location: Malaysia, City Kajang

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Hi guys... I think I have some Luck coming in here...
You see, i try to figure it out to register, and i end it up successful after trying 1 day....

The problem is, i can't do it again...

May be i need some more training... Sad
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KZ



Joined: 09 Aug 2007
Posts: 7
Location: China

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Know some programing language is the basic skill to be a hacker;;but it is no need to know html when register;

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silicon_warrior



Joined: 14 Aug 2007
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Hi! I've just registered, and I don't think that having been able to register (even if it took me some minutes to decide to RTFInstructions Embarassed) gives me something to brag about. Nonetheless, it seems a nice/funny/original way to keep bots and lusers away.

I guess/hope I'll have a nice time here! Wink
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