[ale] got hacked

Geoffrey esoteric at 3times25.net
Thu Feb 26 18:55:22 EST 2004

Emil P. Man wrote:
> alers,
> okay I am so embarassed to come to you guys with this, but I got hacked 
> :( Secure OS, bad Sysadmin from my part. I was running some tests on my 
> postfix MTA and just glanced at the logs. I became a spam relay for sure :(
> now the question is, what do i do? I need to secure this box, amd I 
> would like to know if you guys have seen a howto on securing your box so 
> it doesn't get turned into a spam box like mine did :(

Are you sure you've been hacked or is it simply poor email config?  If 
you've truly been hacked, you should reinstall.

Until later, Geoffrey                     Registered Linux User #108567
Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft

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