[Dshield] Looks strange to me
fretz at pacbell.net
Tue Mar 23 00:08:24 GMT 2004
I'm somewhere in the intermediate home user category and I've only posted here once before with a question concerning Mac computer viruses.
...I just received an email that I knew was at least spam, and probably not more, but I was concerned about the looks of the message source. When I get an email that I have questions about I ususally check it out by right clicking on the message in OE, and then Properties>Details>Message Source. (I think that's safe to do but would appreciate being informed if I'm wrong.)
Normally I just confirm that the message is spam, close the windows and delete the message. But the strange URLs in this message source caught my eye, and I thought people here may be interested. I assuming that this isn't some strange new technique - it looks to me something like the exploit that obscures a fake URL by putting it at the end of a long series of inconsequential characters.
Also this is email got through Yahoo's bulk mail filter which has been working fairly well for me. It's been stopping all but a few pieces of unwanted email every now and then. I thought message may be trying to use way to avoid that type of spam filter. If that's what it was, it worked - this time anyway.
(I changed my own email address in the first line and the multiple addressees to which this message was sent, including me to: *several recipients*_at_pacbell.net. I also changed the email address associated with "Javier Collins" from the entirely different proper name that was used in the aol address, because I didn't want to implicate or expose an innocent person's email address.)
With that said, below is the Message Source text. It's probably more than what's necessary, but I don't know what to include and what not to include.
X-Apparently-To: [myself]_at_pacbell.net via web80513.mail.yahoo.com; Mon, 22 Mar 2004 09:52:43 -0800
Received: from mtaw1.prodigy.net (188.8.131.52)
by mta802.mail.yahoo.com with SMTP; Mon, 22 Mar 2004 09:52:43 -0800
Received: from FORNEXT-MAIN ([184.108.40.206])
by mtaw1.prodigy.net (8.12.10/8.12.10) with SMTP id i2MHpOhY016420;
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 09:51:45 -0800 (PST)
Received: from 220.127.116.11 by 18.104.22.168; Mon, 22 Mar 2004 10:46:24 -0700
Message-ID: <BIYLRCKLQTOFVWDKSQXWWDJHP at yahoo.com>
From: "Javier Collins" <NotJavierCollins_at_aol.com>
Reply-To: "Javier Collins" <NotJavierCollins_at_aol.com>
To: *several recipients*_at_pacbell.net
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 21:44:24 +0400
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