[Dshield] Extreme increase in spam attempts... any oneelseseeing similar event?
Tomas L. Byrnes
tomb at byrneit.net
Sat Aug 18 20:08:08 GMT 2007
I'm not one of those overworked IT guys. I just feel for them.
Not bitter at all.
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> Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 12:14 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Dshield] Extreme increase in spam attempts...
> any oneelseseeing similar event?
> Tomas L. Byrnes skrev, on 18-08-2007 19:42:
> > You're missing the most basic reason for the "backscatter problem".
> > The default configuration for exchange servers creates it, you
> > couldn't disable it until Exchange 2003, and MS doesn't message
> > changing config to prevent it in any of their best
> practices or courses.
> > The average IT staffer is overworked, underpaid, and only
> knows what
> > MS and CISCO taught him in training, if they even got that.
> > Don't blame them for doing their job to the best of their
> ability with
> > the information they have been given.
> > The blame rests with the vendors and oss projects that
> create systems
> > that are insecure by default, and require an MS in computer
> science to
> > understand and properly operate.
> > The REAL blame rests with the criminals who abuse other's resources
> > fro their own financial gain. They're not hackers, they're CROOKS.
> There speaks/writes a bitter man. I'm a Postfix (Unix/Linux)
> mailadmin; my (always latest stable) Postfix MTAs
> consequently refuse mail for non-existent users and do much
> anti-UCE stuff in addition. We refuse almost as much shoot
> stuff as we accept genuine stuff.
> I've always wondered why so many Postfix sites are there
> (from the Postfix mailing list) simply as front ends for
> Microsoft Exchange MTAs.
> Well, now I have a better understanding.
> Tony Earnshaw
> Email: tonni at hetnet dot nl
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