[OT] What the *&^#$!#$ Just Happened - SPAM
simon at smknight.co.uk
Wed Jun 17 05:50:55 EDT 2015
On 08/06/2015 17:00, dunbarx at aol.com wrote:
> Where can I find these Russian women?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> To: use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 10:47 am
> Subject: Re: [OT] What the *&^#$!#$ Just Happened - SPAM
> Kay C Lan wrote:
> > I use this email account almost exclusively for this Use
> List now;
> > so I haven't recently given it to anyone, company or whatever.
> > Up until yesterday I usually received 1 or 2 false SPAMS a day;
> typically from Dunbarx's AOL account or some other legitamate Use
> > List user
> with an AOL account.
> > Up until yesterday I usually receved a single
> actual SPAM every
> > couple of months.
> > Today I accessed this account
> and I had over 50!!! That's more than
> > the TOTAL email SPAM I've ever
> received on this account.
> This is a public list where the archives are
> resource publicly available is easily spiderable.
> I think all you're seeing
> is what seems to me a recent uptick in the
> aggressiveness of certain
> spammer-controlled botnets. I've been seeing
> a lot more spam myself lately,
> mostly for junk stock tips and bots
> claiming to be Russian women who want to
> marry an American.
> There is no cure. Spam consumes so much of our Internet
> that an
> estimated 5-10% of legitimate email never arrives at its destination
> because all systems are bogged down trying to stay on top of spam.
> still has about 90% of the computing market, and most botnets
> are run on
> unsuspecting end-users' machines. The rest are often
> installed on Web servers
> that didn't stay on top of the updates for
> their CMS frameworks. When we
> combine millions of compromised servers
> with tens of millions of compromised
> desktop machines, the botnets can
> only win.
> Sorry, don't have a "glass half
> full" for this one.
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