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My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm
by deliloy
Hi mates, I think that my pi 3 has been hacked. My question is how can I get it back as I do not have physical access to it, however, I can connect to it from local network via TeamViewer. I also have ftp login as normal user(not admin privileges). SSH has been removed so ssh is not possible. Any suggestion will be helpfull.

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:33 am
by topguy
If you really have been hacked the only safe way is to replace (or reformat) the SD card.

Did you or the "hacker" remove SSH service ?

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:42 am
by RaTTuS
and ftp is so insecure as to be stupid to have enabled

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:45 pm
by LTolledo
topguy wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:33 am
..... is to replace (or reformat) the SD card.
... and flash a new copy of raspbian (lite? desktop?), or make a new install using NOOBS/PINN.
in the new installation make a new set of passwords (dont use any of the passwords from your old compromised setup).

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:03 pm
by Paul Webster
However, if you do not have physical access to it then it will be much harder than usual to rewrite the SD card.
Is it a Pi that supports booting from the network instead of the SD card?

What is preventing your physical access?

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:10 pm
by hippy
deliloy wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm
My question is how can I get it back as I do not have physical access to it
Perhaps you could enrol the assistance of someone who does ?

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:59 pm
by fruitoftheloom
deliloy wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm
Hi mates, I think that my pi 3 has been hacked. My question is how can I get it back as I do not have physical access to it, however, I can connect to it from local network via TeamViewer. I also have ftp login as normal user(not admin privileges). SSH has been removed so ssh is not possible. Any suggestion will be helpfull.

Unless the RPi SBC is booted from a Server, having physical access is the only solution :shock:

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:18 am
by HawaiianPi
deliloy wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm
My question is how can I get it back as I do not have physical access to it, however, I can connect to it from local network via TeamViewer.
How do you not have access to a computer on your local network?

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:27 am
by rpdom
HawaiianPi wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:18 am
deliloy wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:09 pm
My question is how can I get it back as I do not have physical access to it, however, I can connect to it from local network via TeamViewer.
How do you not have access to a computer on your local network?
Local network does not always mean physically local. TeamViewer is remote VPN type access.

Re: My Pi 3 hacked

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:46 am
by Heater
I have a local network of 4 units that are at the top of tall masts and communicating via WiFi. Actually getting up there to tweak them would require calling the service guys to go up there with a cherry picker. Which is expensive an time consuming.