Re: a virus has taken my name, sorry

From: Kris Erickson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/30/04-03:30:22 PM Z
Message-id: <401ACCEE.7090408@utoronto.ca>

Judy--
You should check with your ISP to make sure your account (even if it is
a shell, it is still connected via the internet) hasn't been hijacked.
If you're using telnet often enough, chances are you're going to get
found out & hijacked one of these days (if you haven't already). Telnet
is like a screen door on a submarine. A secure shell and secure FTP can
mostly eliminate the leaks, but there are very persistent people out there.
You should get your ISP to check out your account's usage; they should
be able to provide login dates/times, and if you see yourself logged in
at 6am (meanwhile dreaming snugly in bed), then you know there is a
problem.
Otherwise, it's simply your address that's been hijacked. Not much you
can do in that case!

all the best,
k

Judy Seigel wrote:

> For the last several days I've been getting dozens of indignant REFUSAL
> notices from places and persons I never heard of from the 4 corners of the
> globe (if a globe can have corners) saying a virus was sent by me and I
> should get a virus detector, exterminator, emulsifier, etc.
>
> For the record, I never do e-mail on my hard drive, but only in the unix
> shell of the service provider, which, being among the big boys, I assume
> has got virus protection up the wazoo. And although my evil G-4 acts as if
> it were a virus itself, I'm the only one who uses it, only take downloads
> I've been told to expect from a person I know & so forth & so on.
>
> Which is to say, I'm sorry, but mea non culpa... tho I do assume others
> have been similarly abducted?
>
> J.
Received on Fri Jan 30 15:37:36 2004

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