What does this look like to you folks?

SJ Wright sjwright68@charter.net
Tue Sep 28 10:23:00 GMT 2010


SJ Wright wrote:
> First, a little background:
>
> In quite a few previous edits of my .bash_aliases file, I've used the 
> same alias to cd to a particular folder. Tonight I typed it in and got 
> the following as a return:
>> [/cygdrive/c/blu/newest]
>> mintty-cygwin>>smith
>> + laugh
>> + pwd
>> /cygdrive/c/blu/newest
>> + cd /cygdrive/c/taiga/
>> + pwd
>> /cygdrive/c/taiga
>> + cd /cygdrive/c/taiga
>> [/cygdrive/c/blu/newest]
> When I went to view .bash_aliases in nano, the alias 'smith' (changed 
> at my prerogative for discussion on this list) was missing. As far as 
> I know, it was there as recently as 5 AM today; I believe I used it 
> around noon today (27 September) as well.
>
> Should I be worried? I've never heard of Cygwin being a target for  
> --the precise term escapes me at the moment so I'll say-- this kind of 
> intrusion, if that's what it is.  As for potential "routes in," I have 
> sshd running on cygrunsrv but nothing else. Time to change my login 
> password, maybe?
>
> Steve W.
>
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Of course, I edited the path for the alias back into .bash_aliases 
(didn't want to give up the convenience, after all) but was prudent 
enough to use another word than "smith" for it. {Think first Duke of 
Marlborough.}

SJW


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