[SpamCop-List] Re: Blacklisted with questions
info-nospam at nhrivers.org
Fri Jan 6 21:03:35 EST 2006
Mike Easter wrote:
> chp wrote:
>>(Until today I had
>>an open wireless system that SHOULD have been safe due to weak router
>>signals, long distances between residences, etc. but I found some odd
>>activity so it's now WEP encrypted 128-bit).
> I just now re-read this.
> For some reason I tho't that WEP/ing took place a few days ago, not
> So, maybe we haven't had time yet to see the senderbase activity go
> You might/probably should look into WPA security if someone in your
> neighborhood is currently using your wireless connectivity for fun and
I set up the WEP around 4pm EST (GMT minus 5 hours) today, 1/6/06, and
in response to this problem, so it was very recent. In fact, since doing
that, I haven't seen any unusual MAC addresses.
Boy, I sure hope you're right. Based on my knowledge of my neighbors -
most of whom are friends and not especially tech savvy - and their
proximity (not especially close), I find it hard to believe anyone was
intentionally using my connection for illicit purposes. Possible I
suppose, but not likely. But I wonder if a neighbor might be infected
with the Sober (or other?) worm and could have been (unknown to them)
sending out mail over the last 24-48 hours through my connection.
I didn't think I could do WPA, but maybe WPA-PSK???
Well, I'm sufficiently humbled by this experience, and now understand
how easy it can be for spammers to do their tricks.
Thanks for all your help,
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