JunkBuster Proxy May Relay Spam

 
 
By Brett Glass  |  Posted 2003-02-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Older versions of the Internet JunkBuster Web proxy -- which blocks Web banner ads -- are reportedly being used to relay spam.

Older versions of the Internet JunkBuster Web proxy -- which blocks Web banner ads -- are reportedly being used to relay spam. Early versions of the product, though not the most recent, may be subject to attack if the administrator does not take precautions to block unauthorized access. In particular, version 2.0-1 of the product, as included and installed with old versions of Red Hat Linux, may be vulnerable.

If youre running the Internet JunkBuster proxy, be sure to look at the instructions at the link just above to make sure youre secure.


 
 
 
 
Brett Glass has more than 20 years of experience designing, building,writing about, and crash-testing computer hardware and software. (A born'power user,' he often stresses products beyond their limits simply bytrying to use them.) A consultant, author, and programmer based inLaramie, Wyoming, Brett obtained his Bachelor of Science degree inElectrical Engineering from the Case Institute of Technology and his MSEEfrom Stanford. He plans networks, builds and configures servers, outlinestechnical strategies, designs embedded systems, hacks UNIX, and writeshighly optimized assembly language.

During his rather eclectic career, Brett has written portions of the codeand/or documentation for such widely varied products as Borland's Pascal'toolboxes' and compilers, Living Videotext's ThinkTank, Cisco Systemsrouters and terminal servers, Earthstation diskless workstations, andTexas Instruments' TMS380 Token Ring networking chipset. His articleshave appeared in nearly every major computer industry publication.

When he's not writing, consulting, speaking, or cruising the Web insearch of adventure, he may be playing the Ashbory bass, teachingInternet courses for LARIAT (Laramie's community network and Internetusers' group), cooking up a storm, or enjoying 'extreme'-ly spicy ethnicfood.

To mail Brett, visit his Web form.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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