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Old 25th May 2003, 22:21   #1
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Just got a message while browsing.

Received it after clicking http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1392

First time i got one of these.

Firewall is active, virusscanner is active.

Haven't got any message-progs, no messenger, no yahoo-thingie, no mirc, no icq, ...

:wtf:
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Old 25th May 2003, 22:29   #2
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I don't think it has anything to do with browsing to that particular site
the messenger service is a default service of NT/2000/XP

do start -> run -> net stop messenger
to stop the service

to disable it go into the Service manager and set the startup to disabled or manual


someone is sending messages to a whole IP subnet (217.136.186.*) and it uses default Windows accessible ports.. what firewall are you running & how is it configured?
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Old 25th May 2003, 22:36   #3
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Tiny PF 4

No need configuring it. It blocks everything till you give it admission.

Disabled messenger.

Puzzled because this box has a fresh install since a week or two. Never (NEVER) had a similar message, never had TPF lettin' me down .. it even gave me trouble while folding because it blocks everything (even MBM, EMIII, ...)
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Old 25th May 2003, 22:41   #4
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it's no biggy, the messenger protocol is used for status messages between servers&service

some genious found it a cool way to SPAM using this new found "message service"

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A disturbing NEW type of Spam has been developed. Junk emailers have figured out how to blast computers with pop-up spam over the Internet through a messaging function on many Windows operating systems.

This technology is typically used by software to send legitimate alerts such as virus warnings, or by computer network technicians to warn people on their systems of a planned shutdown. But spammers can take over your machine and interrupt you by POPPING UP an extremely annoying System Message Window. Millions of systems may be vulnerable to the pop-ups, also known as "NetBIOS Spam."
http://www.auburn.edu/oit/security/m...erService.html

and lots more http://www.google.be/search?q=messen...-8&hl=nl&meta=
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it's no biggy, the messenger protocol is used for status messages between servers&service

some genious found it a cool way to SPAM using this new found "message service"
hehe, i was not in panic

possible haX0r could only:
a) hose this system
b) steal extremly valuable business information like the menu's from 19-5 to 15-6 or a work-schedule for cleaning ladies



will disable messenger service at office pc's tomorrow though
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not needed if they are not directly connected to the internet
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Old 26th May 2003, 19:40   #7
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this is SOOOOOOO cool...
If you only know the person's IP, you can just flood them...
(we did it on a friendly lan)
We spent 3 hours flooding eachother
(childish isn't it)
 
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start -> run -> notepad

:message
net send ip/pcname/username message1
goto message

save as.. flood.bat

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I knew that...
really easy

but we did it different...
don't know it anymore...
I thought it was: net send ip message
then we would copy/paste it a gazilion times :grin:
 
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Originally posted by jmke
start -> run -> notepad

:message
net send ip/pcname/username message1
goto message

save as.. flood.bat

it ROX, we're also doing that at school
very funny when they have to click 'em away until it stops
 
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