A new Hacking for the Holidays @Humble bundle from @nostarch is on now humblebundle.com/books/hacking get your reading dirt cheap *and* help fund the @eff!

After all those years, in between lots of (virtual) hot air reports I get an -induced bounce for a message with an existing (though not heavily used) $something@bsdly.net alias as fake from address.

The whois for the real sender has this gem: "Registrar Abuse Contact: Service not supported currently"

The main effect here is an uptick in number of bruteforcers trapped and more new spamtraps than usual at bsdly.net/~peter/traplist.shtm (also see the log at bsdly.net/~peter/spamtraps-dat (plus of course bsdly.blogspot.com/2018/08/bad and refs there).

Another round of "Hail Mary Cloud" pattern (see bsdly.blogspot.com/2013/10/the) ssh login attempts with lots of new unknown user names seems to be in progress. Do check your auth logs - do you see a spike over the last few days (starting Dec 7 19.30ish CET here)?

People are still reading The Book of PF nostarch.com/pf3 it seems, and a kind reader alerted me to a wrong URL therein. New erratum (#3) for the book is up at bsdly.net/~peter/bookofpf/erra

It's Monday night in CET and you probably haven't read this one yet: Goodness, Enumerated by Robots. Or, Handling Those Who Do Not Play Well With Greylisting bsdly.blogspot.com/2018/11/goo - another 'improving your quality of life with base system tools' piece.

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