o355’s Place/Kingdom (2014)

Looking back at this post 2 years later, I realize how awfully this was typed. I’ll retry.

Back in October 2014, my friend Mike was running a web server with unblocked games and was popular at school. So, out of my best interests, my web development career began by creating a web server with MAMP, and oh boy is this a fun tale.

After some time and developing, I got the o355.us domain name which no one could remember. My gaming site was on Weebly, it probably migrated over to WordPress but I don’t know. However, there was absolutely one critical flaw in my site setup: Insecure SQL. Username root, no password whatsoever (more on this later). Thankfully I don’t set up SQL databases this way now (because I’m not a total bonehead).


I can also barely remember Mike getting REALLY mad at me for using o355’s Kingdom. His site was Mike’s kingdom if I can recall. My site had some interesting “features”, and the grammar you’d expect out of an aspiring young kid who has not a clue what he’s doing. Also lots of “:3” – because, remember, this is circa 2013/2014. My site had cloud storage with OwnCloud, and that’s really about it. Just lots of terrible content.

Of course a few months later I probably got hit with an SQL injection and soon enough I got Adcash pop-ups. I managed to even threaten Adcash about this issue, because I was stupid and didn’t know what to do. Of course, I later learned that you can secure databases with strong passwords so they don’t get hacked.

I have old backups of the site. As part of the re-archiving coming soon (whenever I upgrade my VPS), I’ll probably put up a copy of o355’s Place.

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