[unisog] Windows Messaging Spam

Bill Martin bmartin at luc.edu
Thu Oct 10 04:38:06 GMT 2002


Alternatives;

Shut off messaging (net stop "messaging") :-).
Block it at the front door.

I still find it amazing that people actually allow this to pass through their front door, but that's just me.


>>> "Evans, Edward J." <edevans at purdue.edu> 10/09/02 03:56PM >>>
It has happened here at Purdue, too.
Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: Pat Wilson [mailto:paw at noh.ucsd.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 12:12 PM
To: Phil.Rodrigues at uconn.edu; unisog at sans.org 
Cc: RESNET-L at LISTSERV.ND.EDU 
Subject: Re: [unisog] Windows Messaging Spam


We've seen this, too.  Haven't had time to look into it...

Pat Wilson
Network Security Manager
UCSD ACS/Network Operations
paw at ucsd.edu 
6F3A AE75 F931 3A19 D207 19F3 DB9B 29DC 2C3F E015

Phil.Rodrigues at uconn.edu writes:

	Twice this week every computer at the University of Connecticut had
a poem 
	and URL sent to it through windows messaging ("net send").  It looks
like 
	a very creative form of spam.  It was sent by an off-campus address
in a 
	cable modem range, and we have logged a complaint with the ISP.
Other 
	than finally approving our windows networking block there is little
we can 
	do about it, except for blocking the IP address of the sender.

	Anyone else get these messages?  This is the first time I have seen
them 
	on such a wide-scale....

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	Message from PC64 (24.199.17.61) to COMPUTERNAME on 10/6/2002
10:34:37 PM

	Love must kiss that mortal's eyes
	Who hopes to see fair Arcady
	{snipped rest of poem}

	Henry Cuyler Bunner (1855-1896)

	Provide {sic} by http://www.ALLprice.info 

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	Phil

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	Philip A. Rodrigues
	Network Analyst, UITS
	University of Connecticut

	email: phil.rodrigues at uconn.edu 
	phone: 860.486.3743
	fax: 860.486.6580
	web: http://www.security.uconn.edu 
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