North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
Re: what to do about joe-jobs?
On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Stephen L Johnson wrote: > Please forgive my ignorance, but what is a "joe-job"? I dug up some links for you. http://www.spamfaq.net/terminology.shtml#joe_job http://www.techtv.com/news/culture/story/0,24195,3415219,00.html http://catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/J/joe-job.html http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=Joe%20Job (might be down?) Basically it's of spoofing the source of spam so as to appear to come from an innocent person. I've been on the receiving end of it a couple of times. Basically the innocent person gets flooded with bounces from poorly written MTAs and anti-spam scripts. Think email-based virus bounces. You didn't send the virus; you aren't even infected. However some machine somewhere is infected and spoofed your address as source of the infected email. You of course end up with the bounce and blame from uneducated people for being infected (which again you are not). Hope that helps Justin