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Re: unix and email viruses

On 03/03/2008, David Fox <dfox94085@gmail.com> wrote:
> True enough. The one time that happened to me I had installed some
> extra apache packages that were vulnerable, so some spammer basically
> was able to hijack my box, and send stock and other spams out. I was
> able to get it stopped but the cleanup (which included getting my ip
> unbanned from various RBLs) was nightmarish. I don't bother doing any
> web services here, so I don't install the stuff for that. anymore.

You managed to get off those lists? Wow. I've never been on one, but
there was a thread on the php list once and it looked like once you
are on, you don't get back off.

Actually, if it's a pain in the ass but possible, then I'm all for
every zombie getting blacklisted. Let all the AOL don't-update-windows
click-on-everything idiots be banned from emailing me. Let them then
work hard to get off the blacklist so they understand that like
driving a car, using a computer entails responsibility.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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