OT: Being bombarded by e-mail trojans

From: Jerome H. Fine <jhfinexgs2_at_compsys.to>
Date: Fri Sep 19 15:22:00 2003

>"J.C. Wren" wrote:

> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/09/19/039214
> Already starting to happen.
> --John
> On Friday 19 September 2003 14:30 pm, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> > On Fri, 19 Sep 2003, J.C. Wren wrote:
> > > You realize this is mostly likely because of the way Verisign is
> > > violating the RFCs, and screwing over the 'net? Those people need to be
> > > put out of business.
> > God damn it. I'm ready to sue. I think I have an actionable claim
> > against them (as does everyone else who is trying to run a business).
> > This is really slowing me down.

Jerome Fine replies:

The following was in one of the posts to slashdot from the above link:

In addition to a number of already posted suggestions, I recommend that
you call Verisign and file a complaint:
+1 703-742-0914 (worldwide)
+1 888-642-9675 (toll free US/Canada)
When you call, select:
* 1 (purchase an product or renew an exist product)
* then 7 (all other questions)

I recommend that you be patient with the Verisign rep that answers the phone.
That person may not fully
understand the issue / problem, and they are unlikely to personally be
responsible for the Verisign
decision. Remember that you are objecting what Verisign as a company is doing.
Don't yell at the rep.
Be polite but firm.

               Ask Verisign to stop the wildcarding now. Explain why what they
are doing is wrong (such as being
               unable to determine of a EMail message is being sent from a bogus
/ non-existent domain because
               thisdomaindoesnotexist.com resolves to

               If you do business with Verisign now, tell them that you will
switch vendors unless Verisign stops this
               practice in X weeks. (fill in the X)

               You might want to leave your phone number and request a callback.
Anonymous complaints do not go
               as far.

               If you are in the US, you might want to contact your local member
of congress and object about what
               Verisign is doing. Let Verisign know that you are doing this when
you call.

               Yes, they might flush your complaint down /dev/null. But I
suspect that pressure from all fronts might
               help. I have been told (off the record) that some people within
Verisign are not happy with their
               wildcarding. Complaints get logged into a database that these
people can review. Your complaints, in
               volume, might help those folks make a stronger case against
top-level wildcarding.

If enough people in the USA and Canada call the free 800 number
(like a million - would that not be nice), perhaps Verisign might
decide that it is too expensive to disrupt the 800 number with a
lot of (from the point of view of Verisign) non-revenue producing

Please suggest if I might be correct! Most of the time the ideas I
advance seem to be ignored. If this is a good idea, then send it
on the other lists and news groups!

Sincerely yours,

Jerome Fine
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