[SpamCop-List] Re: Blacklisted with questions
info-nospam at nhrivers.org
Sat Jan 7 01:05:49 EST 2006
Paul Johnson wrote:
> chp wrote:
>>But since the PC shows up clean and the Mac _should_ be clean, I have to
>>assume the wireless was being hijacked.
> "Should" isn't good enough. If you can't say "is," then it's time to
> format, reinstall and restore from a known clean backup. If you don't have
> a backup, ouch, still gotta reinstall but now you don't get any data.
Ouch. I'm working hard here (and a ton of hours thanks to the lack of
help from my ISP) to correct this, so be nice. How many home wireless
network owners do you think would do this or even could?
I'm trying first to figure out if there's a way to scan my system to see
if it's compromised, before resorting to a reformat and reinstall, as my
last backup isn't as recent as I'd like. I've got lots of options for a
WinXP box, but it's a little harder to find them for a Mac under OSX.
BTW, I did a reformat and reinstall fairly recently on both machines (a
few weeks ago) so I'd rather only do it as a last resort.
Lastly, since closing my wireless this afternoon, I've seen much less
traffic, and my listings have decreased steadily. So I'm betting I was
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