Originally Posted by CabinCr3w
Clearly you dnt watch the video.. ( sad face). You type netstat into cmd and look at whos connected to your net.. Then type shutdown -i to pull up the gui and type the name or ip of the computer on your net
Oh my god. Guys in this case google is your best friend
clearly I watched it more closely than you did.
the guy types net view, (not netstat) which should give him a list of all the names of the computers, except there is either only 1 computer in the workgroup that he's on, or given that the network discovery isn't working.
(a good example of this is that I'm currently in the office with about 10 people using machines, when I type net view I only discover 4 (myself and three others).
-i.e this is an unreliable way to find machine names. -and besides which surely you should know the name of the machine you;re trying to shutdown...
the next thing is he says how to shut down the machine, he points to his IP address and says, this might be an IP address, or it might be, "i forget what you call this"... it's an IP address IPV6.
but why enter the IP address at all? DNS resollution is clearly working, - that's how he got the IP address! why not just type the machine name...
comment "you've been hacked!" where was the hacking?? this is pretty basic stuff, and you can't send remote shutdown commands unless you have permissions to actually do that, -hardly hacking?
Then, if you can't run CMD, just make a batch file to run it...??
The not too subtly hidden subtext of what I'm saying here, is...
the most useful thing he did was show that you could use the shutdown command, and it had a graphical interface.
he spent the other 4:20 seconds spewing uninformed tripe about how you needed to run the command prompt, how you could try and circumvent restrictions and what funny and ill informed messages you could write in the shut down reason box... google could have been this guys friend too...