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 What's the deal with .EDU domains?

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Jellyroll
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:03 am Reply with quoteBack to top

A very large number of the scam spams come through .edu domains, at least in the first generation. As other mugus pick up and redistribute the scam spams (usually without bothering about format), other zombified computers are used.

Are educational institution e-mail servers spectacularly easy to infiltrate, or do the habits of the drunken louts inhabiting these hallowed halls make it ever-so-easy to plant trojans, worms, etc. while the pampered little twits are illegally downloading "songs" and such?

Just wondering. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I've noticed this increase as well. However, I have no idea. Confused

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I think they're spoofing the email addresses. If you hit reply, it sends it to one of their Yahoo or Gmail addresses instead.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

given the ability of the average student to cause chaos, it's only surprising more spam doesn't originate from compromised PC's in educational institutions.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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Are educational institution e-mail servers spectacularly easy to infiltrate
My view point,
Yes they seem to be. I have traced many phishing and spam to foreign (i.e. India, China, area universities.) My email warnings do no good. I think they just don't care or the admins are supplementing their incomes with the work.

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