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Re: - What hack is this?

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Sun Jan 27 22:12:01 2002

In message <[email protected]>, "John Palmer (NANOG Acct)" wr
>Anyone hear of some sort of a cracking method that uses cgi-bin/formmail?
>I've seen alot of these in my httpd/access_log files
>lately. I don't have anywhere on my system - I flushed all of
>the cgi-bin stuff that came with apache a long time ago.
Spammers are actively looking for such scripts to abuse to send junk mail.
See, for example,

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