SSH hacked?

Mark H. Nichols ubuntu.prole at
Wed Jan 14 03:41:18 UTC 2009

On Jan 13, 2009, at 4:58 PM, Kent Borg wrote:
> A possible scheme:
> Install dict-moby-thesaurus. It will install the file
> /usr/share/dictd/moby-thesaurus.index, which is 30263 lines long. Use
> your random data to select a line in that file. Do it again. In my
> example I would pick the word from line 23700, or "showdown". And then
> the word from line 43552. But there is no such line, so I toss those
> random bits and try again with the next ones, and line 02116 is  
> "beg to
> differ". The next digit is a 1, so let's pick the symbol from a  
> shifted
> 1, or "!". The next 4 characters are 50ec, so let's put them at the  
> end
> as-is.
> The result:
> showdown beg to differ!50ec

Go to
Find a video that is unlikely to be deleted or dropped.
The URL structure of the video will be something like: http://
Use the portion after the "v=" as your password.

Whenever you need it just pull up that video, and copy-paste the string.


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