Comcast to warn of infected machines

This week numerous sources reported on news that Comcast will deliver popups to alert customers with infected machines. I agree with Phil Lin, marketing director at network security firm FireEye Inc as reported in the linked AP story above, if this catches on we’ll soon see this used in social engineered attacks. According to Brian …

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CBL List (partially) Blocks MessageLabs

Looks like the shoe is on the other foot. Last week I was chortling that MessageLabs was tar pitting Google in an automatic response to gmail sending out so much spam. Now some of MessageLabs IPs have been blocked by the CBL. Apparently that is rather widely used. I’ve already seen rejections from Cox and …

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Comcast’s smtp disconnects ineffective

Back on May 24th I wrote about Comcasts plan to combat spam originating on its network. Comcast reported that they planned to terminate the ability of some users to send mail out via port 25. Unlike Cox Communications who turned off port 25 for all customers forcing them to use Cox’s SMTP server, Comcast only …

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