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3COM's Ergo Audrey Hacked 134

Posted by timothy
from the nifty-tiny-cheap-pick-any-three dept.
It looks like the 3COM Ergo Audrey hacking scene is finally taking off. A guy named Sowbug has hacked the 3COM Ergo Audrey to shell. He has pictures of it here(1) and here(2). Another site has opened to cover this hack, here(3). And of course the Linux Hacker messageboards are covering it quite a bit.
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3COM's Ergo Audrey Hacked

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  • Standard Slashdot (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 07, 2001 @02:45AM (#2116981)
    Okay. Mod me down to zero. Shouldn't the description mention what the fuck 3Com's Ergo Audrey is or does? This may be off-topic but it's accurate. I submit that Joe Blow's Mother Mary has been hacked. I think that's just as important
  • hmmmm... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by gol64738 (225528) on Monday August 06, 2001 @05:55PM (#2165054)
    what's with the dec '99 dates for /bin and /tmp? he says that he purchased it on july 23rd. i think his directory creation dates look a little funny. maybe these *are* faked.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 06, 2001 @06:17PM (#2165152)
    If in fact these are faked screens, which we visited, one wonders how much his sites harvested from our browsers that's sitting in his logs now?


  • by alhaz (11039) on Monday August 06, 2001 @06:19PM (#2165163) Homepage
    Um, read his webpage.

    He doesn't say anything about even trying to run linux on it. He's managed to get QNX to give him a regular shell prompt on it, and considers that useful. QNX aint a bad OS, so, sure, that's useful.

    It's too fuzzy to make out what's on that title bar, but it would be perfectly normal for the QNX gui to put a title bar on a window, wouldn't it?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 06, 2001 @08:30PM (#2165581)
    Audrey is an Internet Appliance discontinued by 3Com
    See the link:

    http://support.3com.com/infodeli/tools/consumer/au drey/finalfaq.pdf

    Discontinuance of Audrey Q&A
    Q Why has 3Com decided to discontinue its Audrey product line?
    A While we continue to believe in the potential of Audrey, there are ...

    But some people still think it is important.

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"