[rescue] spam

Mike Nicewonger twmaster at twmaster.com
Sun Sep 7 13:52:47 CDT 2003

The biggest hole spammers use to 'inject' mail is the open proxy. 
Windoze machines with misconfigured connection sharing software. All of 
the older versions of things like WinGate have this problem.

What I think needs to happen is a shift from concentrating only on the 
spammer him/her self but to also start things like class action suits 
against the dipshits responsible for software that allows abuse like 
this. (yes I strongly advocate suing M$ for their shoddy products holes)

Mike N

On Sunday, September 7, 2003, at 02:52  PM, Mike Meredith wrote:

> On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 13:36:52 -0500
> "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
>> On Sun, 7 Sep 2003, Mike Nicewonger wrote:
>>> While my comments RE China were generalized and most of my Spam is
>>> received from places like Lebanon, Korea, the USA and Brazil almost
>>> all of the spamvertized web site links the spam points to are hosted
>>> on web servers in China.
>> That's true.  I've always wondered about that.  Are sleazeballs
>> shipping servers over there, are do they just have a nation of
>> compromised Windows boxes?
> Both. If every compromised machine and spammer contract in China was
> fixed/terminated overnight it wouldn't be more than a week before you
> saw as much spam as before.
> In fact the spam we're talking about was injected at at least two 
> points
> ... an organisation in San Francisco (or based there), and an
> organisation in Michegan. Probably both are broadband ISP's with
> infected Windows client PC's.
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