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UCE/SPAMers using Open Proxy Servers...

Until I got it closed! <Big Smile Goes Here>

     
3:20 pm on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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This was tracked back to an unsecured proxy server running on a customers co-located machine.

"Dnt, Dnt, da-dnt, Another one bites the dust......"

Ahhhh, I love this job.

:)

Let's seeeeee.....that makes three now.

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4:58 pm on Feb 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nope. Make that four.

It appears that someone placed a misconfigured proxy on tnb's server.

"And the beat goes on...."

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5:54 pm on Feb 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Good work!

Can you now get Yahoo shut down?

About half the spams I get want me to click a link of the sort:

http://rd.yahoo.com/9999/9999/http://www.spammers-site.com

I assume that's some sort of click-counting redirection. But Yahoo have never replied to my emails about the spammers mis-using their service to harass me.

4:55 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Good work!

Thank You. :)

Can you now get Yahoo shut down?

Uh, doan thin so. <chuckle>

About half the spams I get want me to click a link of the sort:

http*//rd.yahoo.com/9999/9999/http://www.spammers-site.com

I assume that's some sort of click-counting redirection. But Yahoo have never replied to my emails about the spammers mis-using their service to harass me.

I don't understand. How did you come by that url? Was it the result of a search? Could you tell me/us more about what it's for? How you think it happens? I can't say as I've seen this type of thing before.

As for Yahoo ever responding....I've had numerous occassions (in the six + years of using their e-mail services) to need contacting them and they have never once responded. Never. Wish I could offer some words of encouragement, but I can not.

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7:51 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I got the URL by looking at the source of a spam. It was the URL for the "click here for a bigger whatever" so it was *the* place they wanted me to go to, not a dummy.

Of course, I changed the end of the URL and the numbers to protect the guilty.

I've just done a google (tm) on "rd.yahoo.com spam" and found this thread all about the subject:

[mail.spamcon.org...]

Now can you shut them down, please. Or should we save the, til last!?

8:20 am on Mar 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Now can you shut them down, please. Or should we save the, til last!?

This doesn't seem to be my cup of tea, Victor. I specialize in open Proxy Servers.

Maybe someone in the Yahoo! [webmasterworld.com] forum can be of assistance.

Good Luck.

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4:47 am on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nahhhhh. Make that five. Got another misconfigured proxy! YeeeeeeHhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

<Burp!>

"Taste just like Chicken"

Keep 'em coming boys, keep 'em coming. :)

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