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http://www.something.com/

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Hello, this is my first post on this site; I hope I'm doing this right.

First, Warning! There are some pictures on that site that are not suitable for some viewers.

I did not discover this site myself, but rather it was pointed out by someone who wanted to know what it was.

http://www.something.com/

After a bit of Googling, I think it is just someone's personal website.

Try going here. (You may have to click the link at the end of the results to include all of the pages that Google knows about.)

Here's something odd about it, though: The first six times the site is viewed, it is a page containing the text "Something." (without quotes). However, starting on the seventh time the page is loaded, it tries to download a file that appears to be Windows XP Service Pack 2. I do not know if that is really what the file is, but that is what the name would suggest.

It appears that whoever this site belongs to has several pictures of the World Trade Centers immediately after the attacks on September 11, 2001.

They appear to attend Frolicon for several years. (This is the part where those pictures I mentioned are at.)

I don't know, what do you people think?

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Yeah where are said pictures? I did get the XP SP2 to pop up after refreshing the page a few times though.

From looking at the whois info, internet archives, and the date registered, I am assuming its what i'm going to call an "investment site" Somebody way back in 1995 was smart/lucky enough to register that domain name. Theres nothing for it to do but appreciate in value. Its now worth some big bucks I would imagine.

Somebody should send an email and ask.

kurt@something.com

Hockenburry, Kurt

PO Box 5136

Hoboken, NJ 07030

US

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You guys should go back to the site and have the pop-up show up, than after cancelling, look at the page source...Its wicked. Look at it before too, because before the pop-up shows up, its just basic HTML code, but after, it's wicked.

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The only thing I get is the service pack 2 download prompt popping up. If I try viewing the source code after that it just shows the coding for service pack 2. Post a screen cap of what you're seeing.

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I'm sorry about the pictures; I forgot to mention how to get to them!

Google Search (for the site "something.com") This shows all of the pages that Google has indexed for that site. (Note: If you get to the last page of the results, and it has an option to repeat the search including omitted results, click it. I think, though, that the link I have given will do that anyways.)

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Oh ok... Well I viewed the pics and my conclusion is its someones personal website who was smart/lucky enough to register that domain name.

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The only thing I get is the service pack 2 download prompt popping up. If I try viewing the source code after that it just shows the coding for service pack 2. Post a screen cap of what you're seeing.

Maybe I was just seeing the coding for SP2, I went to C&P it, but it was kinda crazy huge, ill just take a screen shot and post it here or something when I get some extra time.

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If it took a really long time to load than it was probably SP2. A common occurrence of that happening is when you're trying to download a large video clip.

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If it took a really long time to load than it was probably SP2. A common occurrence of that happening is when you're trying to download a large video clip.

Interesting. I thought I'd note that I can't view the source code after the six views - I just get a pop-up asking me what I want to do with the file. The reason I said earlier that it "appears" to be SP2 is the fact that when Googling the Knowledge Base Number listed in the name of the file, I find that Microsoft's website appears to have the Service Pack 2 download affiliated with that number... BUT - if the person that owns the website wanted to, they could rename a malicious file to the same name as that of the Windows XP Service Pack 2. Granted, if it is some sort of malware, it must be really bad, considering it is about 266MB.

In addition to all this, suppose it was trying to download a large video clip - why would it download SP2 on Linux? (I'm using Linux.)

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Just says something now.

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<html><head><title>Something.</title></head>

<body>Something.</body>

</html>

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Note: all of the stuff within this particular post was done using Chrome under Ubuntu, so other people may have different results. In particular, the "tanks" page and Google results might be different.

Looks like the site owner is helping us out just a bit; ow we can see the statistics...

http://www.something.com/stats/

Apparently the owner was, at one point in time, in one of the buildings mentioned here:

http://dragon-con.pbworks.com/w/page/18183841/Hyatt

Due to this picture which seems to mention the "International Tower":

http://www.something.com/images/dc2003/anime/medium-p8302417r.jpg

They tried to make a webpage here, but didn't code it properly, so you need to "view source" in order to see anything other than a blank page:

http://www.something.com/tanks.html

And of course, since Google knows all:

http://www.google.com/search?q=site:something.com

Given this:

http://www.something.com/tanks/

They appear to be running:

Apache/2.2.17 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.17 OpenSSL/1.0.0a PHP/5.2.14 Server at www.something.com Port 80

Also, here is the link to the Netcraft site report page:

http://toolbar.netcraft.com/site_report?url=http://www.something.com

Still unsure exactly what this site was designed for.

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