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Re: Pesky spammers are using my mailbox

  • From: Dominic J. Eidson
  • Date: Tue Jun 03 15:16:05 2003

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003, Jack Bates wrote:

> Dominic J. Eidson wrote:
> > I'm having a feeling that someone harvested a bunch of adresses, possibly
> > from NANOG, and is using them as the sender address in pretend-to-be KLEZ
> > spams.. I have received several bounces lately, several of them appearing
> > to be KLEZ, all with me as the original sender - and yet, there's no
> > chance I was ever infected with KLEZ (No windows boxes here...)
> >
>
> The nature of KLEZ is that it spoofs the sender address. Anyone infected
> with KLEZ or one of the variants and on NANOG will likely send out klez
> spoofing as NANOG posters.

I am quite aware of how KLEZ works - the sudden proliferation of NANOG-ers
who reported that they've gotten KLEZ-ish bounces due to spoofed sender
adrresses, seemed a little too coincidential.

On the flip side, maybe there's still entirely too many people running
vulnerable email readers...</irony>


 - d.

-- 
Dominic J. Eidson
                                        "Baruk Khazad! Khazad ai-menu!" - Gimli
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