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Re: Joyous Holiday Hacking
From: Stef <stefmit () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 16:35:32 -0600

That's the opposite we did - myself and a colleague of mine, when we
setup a honeynet a few years back, at a college, for a research/paper
about security - i.e. we subscribed and pre-fab-ed ('cause we did not
know if some mailing list were clever enough to reject real
responders) "out of office" messages, for email addresses belonging to
domains registered by us, with only honeypots at the other end ... and
then we carried out analysis/statistics for time between postings and
honeypot being hit, and by whom ;)

... so - be careful before you jump to "out of office" messages - they
may not be what they appear :)

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all, now!

On Thu, 23 Dec 2004 21:22:37 -0800, Gregory Gilliss
<ggilliss () netpublishing com> wrote:
Merry Christmas!

It's so much fun to post to a mailing list and to receive all of the "out
of office" auto-replies. Now not only do I know that you subscribe to FD,
but also you are away (which means that I can beat on your system with some
impunity).

Turn off the auto-responders, people, or else use the handy feature to
disable your subscription while you're gone.

-- Greg

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Computer Security                             WWW: http://www.gilliss.com/greg/
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