[funsec] Subtle Irony: IGF Meeting Blacklisted
ge at linuxbox.org
Fri Sep 19 17:01:29 CDT 2008
On Thu, 18 Sep 2008, Paul Ferguson wrote:
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> Patrick Vande Walle writes on CircleID:
> I got an e-mail from someone currently attending the Internet Governance
> Forum (IGF) meeting in Geneva. The e-mail ended up in my spam folder
> because the IP address used for the wireless LAN at the meeting is on a
> spambot/virusbot blacklist, namely cbl.abuseat.org. Apparently some guy
> there has his computer infected by a spambot or a virusbot.
> Because the local host uses a NAT, all the computers share the same public
> IP address. This means that all the attendees to the meeting risk seeing
> their e-mails blacklisted somewhere.
> Funny this comes from the very people who would like to set up strategies
> to fight cybercrime...
They are important folks and are important to causes, such as "Internet
freedom of speech" and "capacity building for developing countries".
Any percieved relevance to security is mistaken.
> Ref: http://www.circleid.com/posts/igf_meeting_blacklisted/
> Enjoy. :-)
> - - ferg
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