i2pg3xFBrCDzkIgN

The above is a typical password I would use. 16 random characters. So it has come as a small surprise that somehow some files got planted into my domain. I was syncing backups when I noticed that in the /cgi-bin/ which I never use, 4 files had appeared:

  • cgiecho
  • cgiemail
  • entropybanner.cgi
  • randhtml.cgi

Odd. So I changed permissions on the directory and got in touch with ASO. They’ve added nothing – and I certainly added nothing. It seems that those files are something to do with emailing but further than that I have no clue. I’ve deleted them now, changed my password, and the /cgi-bin/ directory cannot now do anything but how those files actually got there is a mystery – unless it’s someone on the same server doing funky stuff ?

6 thoughts on “i2pg3xFBrCDzkIgN

  1. Absolutely certain they were not there.
    I sync backups weekly and the cgi-bin has always been empty – I checked it when I signed up. The files were dated 9 July and ASO claim no part.
    I’m not particularly bothered more curious..

  2. I’m pretty sure it could be a Fanastico thing. I noticed them once on my old domain and was thoroughly confused as to how they got there, but I literally just tested it out with purple-lilacs.com and they appeared, just from installing a quick script with Fantastico. I just randomly clicked a script, think it was the phoFormthingy…so I can’t verify if it does this with any install, but the cgi-bin was definitely empty before I ran it.

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