bnelson Posted April 16, 2008 Share Posted April 16, 2008 A lot of spam is sent by zombie PCs that have been hijacked by a virus or trojan. The owners have no idea their machines are infected. As many of you are aware, you can install firewalls and virus scanners to reduce your risk of this. However, many people don't do this. They're not tech savvy enough to keep their PCs safe. I was thinking there needs to be a very simple solution that doesn't require PC configuration. Something that Grandma would have no problem using. So I was wondering if there's a way the router or modem could let you know when mail was being sent. That way it wouldn't require any configuration of the various PCs on the network. If the router were to beep every time it made an outbound connection to the mail port 25, the owner would be able to hear when unauthorized mail is being sent. If I heard a beep after I sent mail, I know that's from me and it's safe. But if the thing is beeping constantly 24 hours a day, I know I have an infected machine. Even Grandma is going to get tired of the beeping and call someone to take care of it. I don't think any routers do this today, but is it something that is technically possible? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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