One of the world’s longest lived malware networks, Eitest network is offline now. But the infection is still active and can affect servers running malicious and vulnerable code.
When the EITest infrastructure was discovered in 2011, it was not foreseen that cyber criminals would start using it as a TDS botnet. Today, we’ll see what is Eitest infection, and how your server can get affected by it. (more…)
Eitest infection – Why your servers maybe at risk! was last modified: April 28th, 2018 by Reeshma Mathews
Are your cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin servers email blacklisted? Here’s how you can prevent spam block listing of web hosting servers
Spam block listing or IP address blacklisting happens when spam traps detect outbound spam mails from a web hosting server. Spam mails are primarily sent using:
1. Spam scripts uploaded to a hacked web site which has outdated and vulnerable web applications(WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc). 2. Stolen/leaked passwords to email accounts that allow spam mails through email authentication. 3. Un-secured email server that acts as an open email relay. (more…)
Are your cPanel, Plesk or DirectAdmin servers email blacklisted? Here’s how you can prevent spam block listing of web hosting servers was last modified: July 9th, 2018 by Visakh S
At one time or another, every shared web hosting company has had to deal with email blacklisting issues. Hacked web sites, stolen/leaked account login details, or improperly configured mail servers allow hackers to send out thousands of spam, raising red flags in IP reputation monitors across the internet.
Gmail is one of the most reliable and reputable mail services. So it piqued our tech team when our billing division reported that Google seemed to think our server is a spam source.
We routinely keep track of all spam black lists, and were quite sure that the server reputation was not affected. The mails that were sent to other major providers like Yahoo, Hotmail, etc were not affected. Only Google was sending all our mails to the spam folder.
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Hey, welcome back! I knew you wanted to know more about deciphering email headers. If you haven’t done so already, please do go through the first part of this series. In this part we’ll be looking into email headers in detail and I’ll disclose what information they hold.
Hey, is spam bogging you down? Is it clogging your Inbox? Has it become a nuisance in your day to day life? Deleting them is an easy way out, but if you want to really fight spam then read on…
Wouldn’t be great if you could stop spam? To do that, it is always best to get to the root cause of a problem. In this case, spam can be stopped if you shoot a complaint to the Internet Service Provider (ISP) or the DataCentre from where this spam originated. Nowadays, most ISP’s have a “zero tolerance” policy against spammers. As per their policy, they can delete the spammers account, make them pay hefty fine or even send them to jail! Yet, we are to blame to, a majority of this spam goes unreported. (more…)
Spam and Email Headers (I/II) was last modified: August 14th, 2018 by Hamish Oscar Lawrence
Is SPAM bothering you too? I have been receiving numerous complaints from my clients, regarding SPAM mails. I tried all possible configurations on the spam software available with the control panels. But it was of no use at all. Finally I heard of ASSP. This is my lifesaver. Now all my clients are happy and content. The spams mails have been reduced by more than 90%. None of my clients have ever mentioned about spam, ever since this software was installed. Let me tell you more about my experience with ASSP
In my last post I mentioned how setting up a Feedback loop can help you keep track of spam reports for your server. I realized that it helped tackle only a small portion of the problems faced by Webhosts when it comes to email blacklists. So in this post we’ll take a deeper look at what a Blacklist is, how you can use it and you can avoid getting your own IPs on a Blacklist.
What are email Blacklists?
As the name suggests, an email blacklist contains a list of IPs that have been reported to be a source of spam. Most blacklist authorities implement what is called a DNSBL – DNS-based Black List. This is similar to a the normal DNS, only instead of querying to get the IP address of a domain name, we query the DNSBL to see if an IP address is on that list. It returns details as to why the IP address is listed on that Blacklist, usually including a URL that can be visited to get more details.
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