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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

-----Original Message-----
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers [mailto:bugtraq () planetcobalt net]

On 2004-11-30 Beauford, Jason wrote:

Block those Ports!

*sigh*

Why? Simply disable the stupid messenger service (because 
obviously it's
not needed anyway). There's no need to block any port because of
messenger spam.

  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
safer.

David Gillett



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