[SpamCop-List] Re: Need Help with unlisting
nobody at spamcop.net
Fri Sep 10 13:40:15 EDT 2004
"Deborah" <dlane-olson at synoffsys.com> wrote in message
news:chsfoi$ug6$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Can someone explain to me how an SMTP AUTH hack works? I think that's
> what happened to me this week at one of my client sites, and I just want
> to understand a little better what goes on and how someone or what seems
> to be multiple someones can get authorized to send mail through my
> server without my knowing it.
> Sorry for the ignorant question, but if I don't ask I'll never
It's really pretty simple -- the spammers finds a valid name/password
combination and logs into the server. Once logged in as a legitimate user
then he can send mail. He will first try the obvious name/password
combinations -- like administrator/demo/test/guest -- and lately has been
moving to trying different name/password combinations.
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