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Possible Hackers??

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Possible Hackers??
Today I noticed in my logfile the following in the failures report:

Is this someone trying to access my server through a formmail script??


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Yeah, looks like it. Probably looking for installations of Matts Formmail.pl script, which is well known for being very buggy, and full of security holes :(


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Been doing some research on it, apparently there are some groups of spammers out there that hijack peoples formmail and use it to send out spam with. Good thing I don't use formmail, which is why I was curious when the entries showed up in my log. If I had it loaded on there, I might not have even noticed it...
Damn spammers..

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I have seen software advertised that is somewhat like a robot and searches the web for the formmail script. It apparently reports back to the owner the exact location of the script. Forget exactly where I saw it advertised. I do recall that I was looking for a script through either cgi-resources or hotscripts and that robot script was in amongst the scripts available - though not directly advertised