Tonight Live: SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM (Bloody Vikings) on The Linux Show
Oct 07, 2003, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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Tonight Live: SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM (bloody Vikings) on
The Linux Show!!
Tonight Live: On The Linux Show!!
Tuesday, October 7th, 2003 from Chicago IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com.
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Arne
Flones, Doc Searls, Russ Pavlicek AND Jeff Gerhardt are all back
live tonight. We have a lively show lined up for tonight.
Segment One- The News. We will cover
THE HOT NEWS of the week including: Microsoft
lies, The Sun goes Down, Linux Games, Virus, spam, a clueless
pundit or two........ and way more.
- The News This Weeks
- Old SCO
- The SCO/Microsoft Connection
Segment Two- SPAM SUCKS- and what to do about
Tonight we had a guest cancel on us. So in light of that we are
going to address a topic that was high on the agenda of TLS this
past week, and that is dealing with the explosion of spam.
A couple days before our show last week, a SPAM program being
distributed on the Internet had our domain (thelinuxshow.com) in
its database of suggested outgoing domains to use with a bulk email
list. This file could also be used with a Trojan that can co-opt
other computers and convert them into SMTP relay boxes all with
spoofed outgoing domains. Within short order there were dozens of
(primarily newbies) of people out there on the Internet, that were
using our domain, and dozens more that were being used as a
During the course of last week we spent 16 man hours contacting
ISPs round the world using standard abuse methods and in some cases
a threat of retribution. In 10 cases we also contacted the FBI for
fraud. I want to thank all those ISPs around the world that helped
to plug up the holes in the dam.
So, tonight we thought we would relate the story to you, the
techniques we used to solve the issue, and an open discussion on
our favorite Spam tools.
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please contact us ASAP to be added to our play list.
Please join us on the show, and check our IRC
Chat (irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).
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