Re: hacking through a mail server?

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Burkhard Ott, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Burkhard Ott

    Burkhard Ott Guest

    Am Sun, 05 Jul 2009 19:44:30 +0100 schrieb tg:

    > is it possible to be hacked through one's mail server? I use a network
    > monitor on my pc called Net Medic and for the third time in the last
    > month I've noticed suspicious network activity on my PC. Each time I saw
    > this I've run wireshark for a few seconds and then disabled my NIC, and
    > wireshark shows the traffic is coming from tim.netweaver.net which is
    > netweaver's latest mail server.
    > I have hosting accounts with netweaver and I've complained to them
    > about this but they insist it's just normal email traffic and that they
    > have not been compromised. Problem is I'm not running any email program
    > when I get this traffic and the nature of this network traffic is
    > completely different to when I check my email. I've been watching my
    > email traffic for about 5 years now and this is different.
    > My question is: is it possible for someone to hack 'through' or 'via' a
    > mail server?


    Depends what is normal network traffic, usually you see what's inside the
    packet if it's not encrypted. Just take a look and see what thats
    traffic, the answer is in the packet itelf.

    cheers
     
    Burkhard Ott, Jul 6, 2009
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