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RE: Windows Messenger Pop-up spam
From: "David Gillett" <gillettdavid () fhda edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 15:20:56 -0800
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers [mailto:bugtraq () planetcobalt net]
On 2004-11-30 Beauford, Jason wrote:
Block those Ports!
Why? Simply disable the stupid messenger service (because
not needed anyway). There's no need to block any port because of
That would be true, if all that ever used those ports was Messenger.
But it's NOT! The same ports are used for a bunch of stuff that
you *really* do not want to be exchanging with the wild wild net.
Block those ports, and no longer seeing Messenger spam is the
*smallest* (if most visible) way in which your system will become