[mythtv-users] semiOT: minor emergency, raid array's contents deleted
beww at beww.org
Mon Dec 7 20:54:12 UTC 2009
On Monday 07 December 2009 12:32:40 pm Brad Benson wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 1:45 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > On Monday 07 December 2009 11:15:47 am Brad Benson wrote:
> > > Were the contents of the filesystems only myth-related stuff? Is the
> > > associated data in your database still intact? I recall seeing a post
> > here
> > > quite a while ago where someone had mythweb exposed to the
> > > with
> > no
> > > access controls and their myth installation got spidered by a search
> > > engine. This hit every single 'Delete this recording' link causing all
> > of
> > > their shows to be deleted.
> > That was probably:
> > "A Visit from the Googlebot", perhaps 2 years ago.
> > Yup, that was it. I figured it was worth pointing out as a place to
> > look,
> just in case. No sense in taking the time to scour the whole system
> looking for a hacker if something like this were the culprit. I figure if
> the googlebot did it that should be readily apparent from a 5-minute scan
> of the webserver logs which would save a whole bunch of time. Of
> that appears to not be the case, but it seemed worth mentioning.
Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it, or something like it.
A reminder that this sort of thing is possible is always in order.
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