dirk.dil at pt.lu
Fri Nov 19 02:08:36 PST 2004
Jason Gurtz (jason at tommyk.com) wrote:
> On 11/16/2004 02:41, Dirk wrote:
> > Received: from pt.lu (ppp12-90070708-146.pt.lu [126.96.36.199])
> > by inmx1.pt.lu with ESMTP id iAEIn1qM032103
> > for <mejerdil at pt.lu>; Sun, 14 Nov 2004 19:49:02 +0100
> > I recieved this from "ppp12-90070708-146.pt.lu". This means my ISP is
> > spamming me!?!?
> I would hope not! More likely, it's one of their customers. Why not
> forward the spam to their abuse desk?
OK, them I think I know who it is.
Does this scenareo make sense? ( It is what I think what is happening.)
Some one's PC (running on M$) gets infected with a virus/worm. This
takes advantage of a dial up connection and a local list of e-mail to
disseminate itself. Adresses to and from randomly selected from local
adress list. And who knows what else this virus/worm is doing.
If that makes sense, what should the infected PC's owner do about it?
Reinstalling M$ would cure it ( temporarily ). Any way to avoid losing
the whole setup?
I advised them to use a firewall, a virus doctor and spamassasin which
is also available for M$ I think.
Thanks for your patience so far.
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