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comment What makes someone a hactivist?
You are using a lot of judgemental terms that are confusing the facts and causing logic errors in your argument. Quite simply, you are incorrect on the facts and you are stating bias as a form of evidence.
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comment What makes someone a hactivist?
"The vast majority" that you are considering at the moment, you mean. I'm afraid you are expanding your observer bias to a generalization of a massive group of varied members.
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comment Isolating Computer on Home Network Using Multiple Routers
From a network and routing perspective, you could simply add the untrusted computer to the existing router and implement VLANS, routes, and segregated networks. But your hardware might prevent this.
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comment Isolating Computer on Home Network Using Multiple Routers
This looks more like a networking issue than a security issue. I would look at it not from a "router" perspective, but a "network and routing" perspective. We can advise on the network and routing perspective, but with your hardware limitations, you have another layer of implementation that comes into play that we cannot advise on.
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comment What makes someone a hactivist?
Categorizing hacktivists as "script kiddies" is unwarranted and there are many instances where a hacktivist has been a very accomplished, very skilled, and in some cases very famous, technologist.
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comment What makes someone a hactivist?
"hacktivist" is a word now found in dictionaries. It is a defined term: oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/hacktivist
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comment What makes someone a hactivist?
"No circumstances"? I'm afraid that there are numerous ethics classes that will debate you on this one for a long time.
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comment Need some help on Wordpress issue
no - I do not know if there is a vulnerability, but the attacker is trying to exploit one, if there is one.
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comment Need some help on Wordpress issue
ok - hold on - the URL request is one you found in the logs, and it is unexpected? You need to include these things in your question! It looks like someone is trying to access your wp-config.php file by using the image slider plug-in. Update your plug-ins to make sure any vulnerabilities are patched, or change to plug-ins that do not have published vulnerabilities.
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comment Need some help on Wordpress issue
You also don't tell us what the expected result is, or if there is anything unusual with the HTTP request. Please edit your question to add more context.
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comment Need some help on Wordpress issue
Containing zero what? Zero bytes? I wouldn't suggest this is a vulnerability but a plug-in bug.
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comment What type of attack can bring a website down by serving a redirect loop?
I'm also suggesting that your hoster or cloudflare might have a typo in their config that might have caused a redirect loop.
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comment What kind of information does a penetration tester require?
It will depend on the results you want from the test. Please edit the question to provide more context.
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comment How to enable Windows firewall to log attempts to connect to closed (not listenting) ports?
This looks like a logging config issue and not a security issue.
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comment What type of attack can bring a website down by serving a redirect loop?
Have you double-checked the spelling of the domain? There's a www.jdmexchange.com that has redirects.
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comment What type of attack can bring a website down by serving a redirect loop?
I've seen hosting sites suddenly cause redirect loops due to poorly configured settings on the hosting end. I would contact your hosting support.
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comment What type of attack can bring a website down by serving a redirect loop?
I'm thinking server config glitch
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comment Open Root File Using Other Users “.bashrc -> .profile”
@pee2pee Without knowing the ins and outs of this particular CTF, this is the generic answer.
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comment Open Root File Using Other Users “.bashrc -> .profile”
There are tons of things the designer of the CTF might have expected. There are known vulnerabilities in symlinks in some kernel versions. We don't know what else the fake system and fake processes do. We would need a lot more context.
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comment Open Root File Using Other Users “.bashrc -> .profile”
This is obviously a CTF exercise. You include some VERY important details in your comments below that you need to edit into to your question.