[fpc-pascal]What's going on?

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Jul 1 15:53:18 CEST 2002

> On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 11:51:51AM +0200, Jonas Maebe wrote:
> > The mailing list is ok, but the idiots at absolutok.com/absolutok.net 
> > aren't and keep sending this garbage. Anything coming from there should 
> > be blocked now.
> Is it something, that accidently comes in, or is it really meant to
> attack especially this lists?

Accidentally, but braindead antivirus-software writers are to blame.

A virus uses random emails (as sender address) to send email. So some
infected computers may send an email as "fpc-pascal".

At the receiver of the email, the antivirus detects the virus, and then
sends back a message to the "sender" email, without checking if the IP
of the sender is in the same domain as the last part of the email.

So the virusses never were in the list (the ones we saw were probably
different ones), but the antivirus spams the list anyways.

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