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IMAPd scans
From: herman () HANS ORG (Steve Herman)
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 1997 00:00:50 -0700


The scan was performed from evcap.ucsb.edu, targetting all hosts in the 128.x.x.x a-net. Approximately a couple of 
hundreds of
thousands host was scanned. About 12-15'000 was running an imapd service, can't remember exactly since I forgot to 
bring home
the raw output from the scan(only a processed one which would be easier to go through by hand). This scan was done in a 
little
more than 1 day, ie scanning about 10 hosts/second. I knew this scan wouldn't go unnoticed, so I didn't count on 
keeping the
system I made the scan from. But, this shows how easy it is to find a system vulnerable for a certain bug, all over the 
net.
New bugs in microsoft wheelchair^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hwindows are something which also can be exploited in a mass scale, 
with
a more powerful effect since all their systems run the same services. You can send OOB-packets for example, bringing 
down many
thousands of computers in a matter of minutes.

I guess the point of all of this is, you can't be safe on the net. Almost no one gives a though to where the world is 
going.
People learning security/programming etc at home, don't get a decent job even though they could do the job, because 
they lack
a college diploma. But they can in the future destroy the world. Oh well.. That's about it. This was written from 
someone elses
account, don't mail back here.

 /DH



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