October 16th, 2002, 12:29 PM
Messenger Service from JANE DOE
I logged into my computer this morning and found what looks like a system message. I can't figure out if it is a virus or an advertisement...neither of which I would be happy about. The message reads:
Message from JANE DOE to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (the x's were actually my IP address) on 10/16/2002 12:13:21
I REALLY NEED TO TALK TO YOU CALL ME NOW!!!
I WILL BE ONLINE FOR A FEW MORE HOURS HURRY BABE!!!
HOT LADIES LOOKING FOR SEX ARE ON THE PHONE RIGHT NOW!!!
1000's CALLING DAILY TO GET LAID!!! CALL 1-900-745-1175 must be 18 or over!!!
Can anyone tell me what this is and how it got on my computer?
Thank you in advance,
October 16th, 2002, 03:45 PM
It looks like spam (or a rather tasteless joke) which was sent to you via Wintendo's SMB protocol (afaik). Get yourself a firewall and block inbound connections, that should prevent it from happening again.
October 16th, 2002, 04:54 PM
Thanks for the reply. I will look into the firewall. I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about what Wintendo is? I have never heard of it.
October 16th, 2002, 05:07 PM
Wintendo: the M$ product which you are using which some people (at M$) consider to be a usable O$ although the only thing it can be reasonably used for is gaming (and even that only under the risk of BSODs which are a speciality of Wintedo (they indicate that a user has run out of luck and needs to hit the reset button to start a new game)).
October 16th, 2002, 05:23 PM
I am not sure if I understand. Are you suggesting that I am using a game called Wintendo? I don't play games on my computer and I have never heard of Wintendo! Are hackers able to use Wintendo to get into other's computers? Sorry to know so little about this and I do appreciate your help.
October 16th, 2002, 05:35 PM
Wintendo: n., derog. term for M$ Windows
October 16th, 2002, 06:03 PM
October 18th, 2002, 08:17 PM
October 23rd, 2002, 08:57 AM
and to the ones using WinXp -> disable this service -> Messenger
yes this service ownz ^___^ to send anyone a meesage you only need to know his/her ip or wins name
just type in cmd "net send ip_adress message_body" and voilla the big popping up window appears on that computer ^_^
And the second winner is "Universal Plug & Play" service -- this one leaves port 5000 opened and vulnerable for attacks, and hell yes mcf(the built in firewall) doesn't block this port :| just like many other p.Firewalls
Um and the grand prize goes to The Windows Magnificent Kernel which needs to be fully rewritten, cause it got so many bugs that even M$ does not know every one of them ;]
October 25th, 2002, 12:00 AM
whenever i try the net send, it doesnt work
October 29th, 2002, 02:48 AM
I talked to a Microsoft support-person and I virtually ate his ear because of my frustration of not being able to control what goes on in my own computer.
I was told that it's impossible to uninstall the Messenger from IE 6 - but that it would be with SP1.
Because of that I changed to Netscape...
Later I downloaded SP1 for XP - but I haven't tried to uninstall Messenger... -now I don't have the need...
Seems to me that MS is pissing against the wind here... (danish expression I think)
November 2nd, 2002, 12:06 AM
To be honest, I wasn't sure what you guys were talking about. Just got my first bit of spam by it today. Simple enough to disable it though, no complaints here.
November 3rd, 2002, 05:18 PM
Pllbbt... check out the site of the people who wrote the spamware. They have a customer survey! Yayyy! (I love screwing with illegitimate marketing surveys).
Actually.. I don't get many BSODs any more (WinME) while I'm playing. Usually, the game just "blinks" off the screen. Sometimes everything freezes, but BSODs are fairly uncommon. Guess since I don't have WinXP/NT/2000, I don't have to worry about it I haven't "downgraded" to XP yet (and never will )