30707Re: [midatlanticretro] Fwd:
- May 15, 2013On Wed, 15 May 2013, Dave McGuire wrote:
>I should check logfiles more often just to see what attackers try.,,
> 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
> 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 McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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