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  • Cory Smelosky
    May 15, 2013
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      On Wed, 15 May 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:

      > On 05/15/2013 11:43 AM, David Riley wrote:
      >>> Damnit ... this stuff shouldn't happen on Linux.
      >> Bear in mind the aforementioned possibility that someone may have
      >> just hacked your webmail, if you use webmail. Otherwise, yes, it
      >> happens on Linux just like it happens on the Mac; as both platforms
      >> increase their marketshare relative to Windows, they start to become
      >> more attractive targets to misanthropes. It's still a far less
      >> frequent occurrence, but it's a non-zero probability now.
      > I've never really bought into that argument. It's more a
      > matter of configuration management and crazy features being added to
      > mail clients. My network sees *daily* attacks on its outward-facing
      > machines...that has been the case as long as I can remember. No issues
      > here.

      I should check logfiles more often just to see what attackers try.,,

      > I wonder what actually did happen to Evan's setup.

      I wonder too...

      In my case, attackers grabbed access to one of my gmail accounts from a
      year or two ago. It took them over a year to start spoofing my email and
      spamming people in my address book.

      > -Dave
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