[unisog] I need help.
stevev at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Thu Jul 18 18:42:52 GMT 2002
Sylvain Robitaille writes:
> On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Mary M. Chaddock wrote:
> > I'm not sure how big something has to get before it is "really big",
> > but I have been able to identify one of the major methods of porn-spam
> > distribution is via CacheFlow Server proxies (which are enabled
> > by default).
> Not to make your findings seem less significant than they are, (but
> rather simply to add an additional data point), I went through the spam
> I've received in the past couple of months.
> Since May 1, 2002, of 3634 spam messages I received, only 6 appear to
> have been from CacheFlowServers, and none of them were porn spam (they
> were all financial spam). That's less than 0.2% of what I think is a
> pretty significant amount of spam (for one person to receive)...
CacheFlow servers may not be the biggest problem, but they are still a
significant problem. Here's the number of connections coming from
identified CacheFlow systems (the ones that ident as "CacheFlowServer@")
per day for the past week received on a system with about 20,000
There are plenty of vulnerable squid proxies left out there too.
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