pop mail password error

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sat Jun 17 13:46:29 UTC 2006

"Scott Kaplan" <fugee_chinatown at hotmail.com> writes:

> After a hacker got on my server I can't gather mail by pop I get a
> password error even though I log on as root and use passwd to change
> passwords I subscribed to freebsd hackers mailing list but when I try
> to log on I get roster authentication error The hacker also sent out
> 250,000 emails each with attached viruses to invalid recipients
> causing them all to be returned to the server as failed mail
> Let me know if you can help Sorry to be of any trouble I'm unable to
> get help elsewhere cause I'm blacklisted on mirc by the same criminal
> group who did this to my server The authorities not interested in
> helping me so far Let me know if you can help me repair my server and
> gather my mail or how to use the mailing list Thank You, Scott Kaplan

If a hacker was running free on the server, you need to reinstall and
restore your data securely, because there's no way to be sure that the
hacker didn't install a variety of back doors to get in again.  

The hacker may well have subverted the POP daemon; or, more likely,
the authentication mechanism it's using.

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