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Re: Postfix hit again (Spam)



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On Tue, 23 May 2006 08:00:06 -0500 Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:

> On Tue, 2006-05-23 at 02:45, Paul Howarth wrote:
> 
> > I don't think that's what this is. Form spam takes advantage of
> > poorly-coded mail/contact forms and uses them to send mail to recipients
> > other than those intended by the form designer.
> > 
> > What's happening here is that the spammer is running their own code
> > (downloaded into /tmp) to send the mail, a rather more serious
> > situation.
> 
> If you have ssh access open there's a fair chance that someone
> has done a brute-force password guess.  There is a lot of
> that going around.  Or you didn't apply all of the current
> updates before exposing the system to the internet.  
> 
ssh is turned off.
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