Tonight Live: It's Cold in Hell and More Spam (Bloody Vikings)
Oct 14, 2003, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Tonight Live: It's Cold in Hell and MORE SPAM (bloody
Vikings) >> on The Linux Show!!
Tonight Live: On The Linux Show!!
Tuesday, October 14th, 2003 from Chicago IL the Home
of THE CUBS
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 an interesting (albeit short) show lined up
Segment One- The News. We will cover
THE HOT NEWS of the week including: Winged Spawn
of Hell seen flying over Chicago wearing scarves and gloves, is it
over for SCO, COOL Linux Games, Important FCC news, LOTS ON 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
Last wek we said that we were going to talk about our adventures
with Spam over the last couple weeks and we ran out of time. A
number of people have requested that we go ahead and do that
segment tonight. So in light of the email we will have our
previously scheduled conversation on what we are up against in this
era of unrestricted SPAM, and what we are doing to deal with the
explosion of spam.
A couple days before our show 2 weeks ago, 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 couple weeks we spent 21 man hours
contacting ISPs round the world using standard abuse methods and in
some cases a threat of retribution. In some 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.
If you are in a band or represent an artist,
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).
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com