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*DETECTED* Online User Violation NOT from JavaRanch

Marilyn de Queiroz
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This is from a spammer who has spoofed an address which appears to come from JavaRanch staff (service@javaranch.com). I recommend that you do NOT open the attachment.
[ June 02, 2005: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]

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Marilyn de Queiroz
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Likewise with mail that appears to come from register@javaranch.com
Jesse Torres
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Is the subject line " *DETECTED* Online User Violation?"
Andrew Monkhouse
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Yes, that is one of the subject lines. There are many going around at the moment. The one I have in my inbox right now is "Important Notification" with the spoofed address of "admin@javaranch.com"

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Damien Howard
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Not everyone checks this forum. I suggest posting this info at the top of javaranch and the top of the forum board to warn all users.
Adeel Ansari
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Thanks for the information.
Thomas Paul
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Originally posted by Damien Howard:
Not everyone checks this forum. I suggest posting this info at the top of javaranch and the top of the forum board to warn all users.


I would hope that the people who visit JavaRanch have enough sense not to open attachements in emails.


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Adeel Ansari
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
I would hope that the people who visit JavaRanch have enough sense not to open attachements in emails.


hmmmmmm. May be, may be not. Actually, everyone trust Javaranch.
I think that was a good suggestion. Never mind if we couldn't work out.

Thanks.
[ June 07, 2005: Message edited by: Adeel Ansari ]
Marilyn de Queiroz
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I guess these are still going around.
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Originally posted by Marilyn de Queiroz:
Likewise with mail that appears to come from register@javaranch.com

Likewise with mail that appears to come from info@javaranch.com
Jeroen Wenting
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These criminals are getting ever more clever, but they've become to clever for their own good now.
I'm getting similar messages ostensibly from my server admin, except that's me (as I run my own mailserver)


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Madhav Lakkapragada
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Originally posted by Adeel Ansari:


hmmmmmm. May be, may be not. Actually, everyone trust Javaranch.


Sure, but Javaranch is still a web thing and so we are challenged by the side effects of The WWW Internet.

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peter wooster
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Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:

Sure, but Javaranch is still a web thing and so we are challenged by the side effects of The WWW Internet.

- m


I recommend that Javaranch staff and volunteers do a thorough audit on the uses of their internal systems. Until I joined Javaranch, I got very few spam emails at my personal email address. After joining I started to get a flood of emails advertising Viagra, Cheap Software, and Search Engine Optimization, and Spamis. Most of this junk appears to derive from a Toronto based spammer named Robert Soloway. I suspect he has somehow found a way to get at Javaranch's user list. I reported this last year when it started, but my message was ignored.
Shailesh Chandra
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Originally posted by Madhav Lakkapragada:


Sure, but Javaranch is still a web thing and so we are challenged by the side effects of The WWW Internet.



Will implementing DomainKeys on javaranch mail server provide any add-ons.

I use yahoo mail and whenever I get any mail from other'd yahoo or Gmail account I get a confirmation like

"Yahoo! DomainKeys has confirmed that this message was sent by gmail.com."

so far I have noticed this with yahoo's and gmail's mail.

I think if we use DomainKeys on JR's mail serverthen atleast we can verify that mail is sent from Javaranch server.

Shailesh
[ June 29, 2005: Message edited by: Shailesh Chandra ]

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Paul Bourdeaux
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After joining I started to get a flood of emails advertising Viagra, Cheap Software, and Search Engine Optimization, and Spamis

I also began getting many of the same emails shortly after I joined JavaRanch... I never assoicated the two until now...

However, I have since changed my email address with JavaRanch, and I am not getting any of the spam at the new address (but continuing to get it on the old one). If the spammer did indeed compromise JavaRanch's user list, it appears to be fixed now...
[ June 30, 2005: Message edited by: Paul Bourdeaux ]

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Thomas Paul
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After joining I started to get a flood of emails advertising Viagra, Cheap Software, and Search Engine Optimization, and Spamis.

How do you think Paul Wheaton became a millionaire?

Marilyn de Queiroz
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
How do you think Paul Wheaton became a millionaire?




 
 
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