Interesting experience: trying to get a ... / 2010-10-30

2010-10-30 Interesting experience: trying to get a ...
Interesting experience: trying to get a peek at a spamvertised website with lynx, and all of a sudden all the IPs of the site stop responding on port 80. Makes me think research with a bit of caution is unwanted. Maybe time to fake the user-agent to be a vulnerable Internet Explorer (although things like p0f will still detect linux, that's a bit harder to fake).

The spam was a faked facebook notification:

   You haven't been back to Facebook recently. You have received
   notifications while you were gone.
Easy to spot as fake: I can't go back to facebook because I don't have an account there. "Facebook" makes Echelon look like a childish attempt at gathering information about people so I'll skip.

All links in the mail were to which resolves to: has address has address has address has address has address
Interesting that *all* IPs started to firewall after I tried two times with lynx.

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IPv6 check

Running test...
, reachable as PGP encrypted e-mail preferred. PGP key 5BA9 368B E6F3 34E4 local copy PGP key 5BA9 368B E6F3 34E4 via keyservers

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