If this is the wrong group ,I'm sorry.
please read on.
yesterday something strange happened to me.
As a student at the local university I have an account
at the university computer center which I can connect to with my home
computer. So last night when I rang up with my modem I suddenly see that
my computer start working really hard (I thinking huh??? what the F**K
is going on here???)so what do I do?? well trying to figure out what
is happening I start a "top" process and lo and behold, what do I see??
I see a user with the username "nobody" has started a "find" process on
my computer !!! what the hell??? After having stared at it for a few
seconds (not believing my own eyes) I i finally manage to collect my
thoughts and turn of the modem, but the process had already been running
for a little while so I have no idea how much of the HD the process had
Now then as i am not all too familiar with the "find" process, I kinda
wondered, will a person be able to actually down load a file from my computer
using "find" or is he only able to scan my HD ?
Also who can do something like this ??I mean can everybody with access to
the same computer as I start a process on somebodys home computer when they
try to log on? or will it have to be someone with root access ??
It also looked as it was somekind of script as it started at once when I
got contact with the university computer.
Anyone have any thoughts on this one ??
I'd really appriciate anything you have to say.