[sword-devel] The SWORD main site hacked ?...

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Tue May 10 12:30:26 MST 2005

	From your statement that the files inside the zip remaining the same, I 
would conclude that the site was not hacked.  Those packages are 
autogenerated with make-like logic, so if anything regarding the package 
changes, they are rebuilt.  Sometimes the generated files are simply 
removed.  I would deduce that the reason for different MD5 sums between 
2 zips of the exact same files would be due to a newer version of the 
Java zip utility classes (we also frequently upgrade our Java 
distribution that runs our services on CrossWire).  Hope this puts your 
mind at ease.  Thanks for the concern.


C. N. R. wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I'm sorry, but I think somebody has hacked the SWORD site ( 
> http://www.crosswire.org/sword/modules/ModDisp.jsp?modType=Bibles ). I 
> have checked this morning the status of the RomCor module, both Win and 
> Raw. The ZIP archives were changed:
> For the Win archive, the old MD5 Hash signature was 
> d65c49dbe07868f239dffc586b7e570d, and the new one is 
> d592b2e7a2049e37fed2ce307963e71a.
> For the Raw archive, the old MD5 Hash was 
> b2b628165641ae9556ae1cc15846f158, and the new one is 
> dfe48f8fd83e73f75ce947bcf8ffd8fa.
> Fortunately the files inside the archives are the same... Could anyone 
> explain this? If you think the site was really hacked, then please, 
> somebody announce the police! They have experts for this kind of problems.
> May the Lord bless you and your work.
> In His service,
> Catalin N. Ravaru
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