bryan at conserver
Mar 3, 2004, 8:09 AM
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Someone at lucent.com (apparently) has a virus and/or crafted an email
Please ignore and delete the firstname.lastname@example.org email
from staff [at] conserver and posted it to announce [at] conserver
Either they planned it, or the virus got lucky and used my email address
as the envelope sender, which got through mailman. For some bizarre
reason, I didn't think of the ability to forge local addresses from a
remote account...apparently simple sendmail configurations allow that.
Forging email isn't hard, and you can't help but accept most email, but
this is something that shouldn't happen in my environment.
I've locked down sendmail so that this shouldn't happen again.
Sorry for spreading this garbage to all your mailboxes, and please
don't open that thing on a windows box...if it isn't a virus, it's
probably some other bad/stupid thing.