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Lapidation (2)

Continuing on the lapidation story, I would like to vote for introduction of the death penalty. And I don’t mean some “civilised” death penalty like a lethal injection, the electric chair, or hanging… I think lapidation is a good idea. I think the convicted should suffer a slow and painful death.

Of course I’m not talking about people who have committed minor offences, small delicts, or even larger crimes, like thieves and murderers… No, I am talking about the real scum-of-the-earth, the utter lowest life-form possible.

Yes, I am talking about the SPAMMERS!

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Thursday, December 23rd, 2004 Computing No Comments

Blog spam

After my spam blog some weeks ago, now it’s time for an entry about blog spam.

In one week, I have received 11 “comments” on my weblog, with random quotes, or something like “enjoyed reading your posts”, and then a SPAM URL about a medicin or online casino.

When will these people braindead bastards realise that spam DOES NOT WORK!

I would really loooove to fight back… just pick the URL from the SPAM and start ping flooding or something like that. And don’t stop for the next three years!

And as Charl just said to me: “Wait till I meet one of those spammers in some dark alleyway.”

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Monday, August 16th, 2004 Computing 1 Comment

Spam spam spam spam. Lovely spam.

It’s time for another SPAM blog…

I am soooo sick and tired of all the spam I get.

In the last month, I have received 20 (Update: 23) mails about mortgages. The subject is always a five-digit dollar figure, and the body always starts with:
“Hello, I sent you an email a few days ago, because you now qualify for a new mortgage.” Most of these emails are signed by either a Steve Morris, or a Jamie Higgs.

In the past 10 days I have received 6 (Whoops: 9) emails, about various things (medicines, mortgages and software), all with a subject starting with “*****SPAM*****”. At least, these are easily recognizable!

In the past month, I got 7 (No: 14) spam mails with a subject “Get $200 bonus at our Casino!”. Seven almost identical emails, only the links were different. And all were signed “Best regards, Jamie Zawinsky”. F*CK YOU, Jamie Zawinsky!

In the past month, I got 16 (I mean: 20) (almost identical) emails, guaranteeing me, in the subject, that I could “Lose up to 19% weight”.
You can “Get the facts about all-natural Adipren720: http://adipren1[0-3].com”.
Remarkably, all these emails end with a very useful bit of
“—- system information —-
internationalized case note years implement respect similar works
stroke-radical Services directories its problem the corresponding Scenario
can version Results: than Tax User should any”
or similar…

BTW, June was the month of “Powerful weightloss now available for you.” in the subject. In 15 days, I received 11 of those mails. The contents were similar to the ones above, and the links refered to either http://[1-3]adipren.com or http://diet[45]0.com.

On the positive side, I don’t receive so much SPAM anymore about Viagra, penis enlargments or porn sites, but that seems to be a trend, according to the BBC.

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Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 Computing 1 Comment

More stinkin’ viruses

AARGH!

In the last week, I have received 5 emails containing the Worm.SomeFool.Z virus!
A few weeks ago, I already got 3 emails with the Worm.SomeFool.P and Worm.SomeFool.Gen-1 viruses.

I say I received the emails, but that’s not true, of course. Instead, I was notified by the mail server that emails containing those viruses were sent to me but were intercepted by the viruschecker. That’s it.
As I’ve said before, it probably wouldn’t bother me much if I did get the virus, but still, I’m glad we have this virus scanner running on the mail server.

BTW, can anybody tell me why I cannot find anything about a SomeFool virus on the websites of Symantec Security Response or McAfee Security?

Update (May 24): I haven’t been able to read my mail for 4 days. I had 23 new messages just now, 5 of them were SPAM, 11 were viruses (the same Worm.SomeFool.Z) and one was a delivery failure notification of a mail I haven’t sent (let me guess: a virus?).

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Tuesday, May 18th, 2004 Computing 2 Comments

More SPAM

I got a nice piece of fraudulent SPAM once more, just as last time a spoofed email, requesting personal or sensitive information, this time pretending it was sent from eBay.
The email looked like this:

ebay

Note: this is not a screenshot I made, this image is just the attachment sent with the email.

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Monday, September 15th, 2003 Funny 1 Comment

The best ANTl-SPAM software for you

I suppose you all get SPAM mail from time to time. Maybe just once a week (wow, you’re lucky!), or maybe more than once a day.
Anyway, you probably all know the emails advertising for Viagra, penis enlargements, university diplomas, domain names or web site logos, or simply “to start earning money”.

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Monday, July 14th, 2003 Funny 2 Comments

SpamCop

Finally, forwarding those spam emails to SpamCop has paid off. Just as Charl, recently, I got a reply, the other day, saying: “the user account was blocked.”

Very nice!
Now, that’s the kind of mail I’d like to get more often!

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Sunday, April 20th, 2003 Computing 1 Comment