[kde-community] Blacklisting of free.fr

Ben Cooksley bcooksley at kde.org
Mon Sep 28 09:14:10 UTC 2015


On Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at kde.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 27 September 2015 09:32:32 Ben Cooksley wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> In 48 hours, i'll be blacklisting the entire of free.fr from KDE email
>> infrastructure. This is necessary as it has become apparent that the
>> security of @free.fr addresses is quite poor - allowing for
>> subscribers accounts to be targeted, hacked, and then used to abuse
>> KDE infrastructure.
>>
>> Please note that this is not the fault of the people using @free.fr
>> addresses - despite multiple attempts to use different passwords, etc.
>> their accounts continue to be breached and customer service is
>> completely unresponsive to complaints surrounding this issue.
>>
>> If anyone has any queries regarding this, please let us know.
>
> Shall we, the list admins, inform the corresponding subscribers resp.
> the list(s)?

I'd suggest forwarding the email on to the subscribers - yes.
Note that this will not stop them from receiving email from our lists
- just sending to them.

>
> If yes, then it would be great if there was a web page stating the
> current status and possibly also the past status, so that we can point
> the affected subscribers to this page. This web page might also put some
> public pressure on free.fr. Otherwise, I'll refer to your message
> (https://marc.info/?l=kde-community&m=144329957703751).

Please see https://community.kde.org/Sysadmin/MailInfrastructureBlacklist

>
>
> Regards,
> Ingo

Cheers,
Ben

>
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