Upcoming Improvements to ARIN's Directory Service

James Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 00:26:37 CDT 2010


On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 9:56 PM, Rubens Kuhl <rubensk at gmail.com> wrote:
> comeonspammer32767 at wannahaveapieceofme.com, dynamically generated to
> match a download session, and suddenly this account starts to get
> spam...
well...  yes..  doesn't help much if the token being abused is the
admin POC's phone number, however.     A session-based  generated
token alone would not be a very robust form of accountability;    it
is only as good as the strength of the verification required to get an
account
(and the confidence that multiple accounts do not collude).

A user might simply sign up twice or more using fake signup details,
they can compare their different downloads, and screen out any records
that changed between the several sessions.

e.g.  grab 3 copies of thesame file  (that were obtained using 3
different logins, from 3 different countries),  run a 3-way diff,
strip out any lines that changed.
Any session-specific token would be excluded...


That is, if obtaining such a listing of e-mail addresses is even is
worth it to them.   Maybe it is not.
Maybe the more common abuse is  manual solicitation by a human being,
trying to sell some high-margin product  targeted at enterprises in
the directory, who can easily recognize "comeonspammer"  and stay
away.

I  doubt the average POC  is going to be duped by the pill salesmen,
latest money making scam,  too-good-to-be-true offer,  go phish
attempt,  or other standardized junk mail.


--
-J




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