Spammers

This report confirms what my in-box already knows

Spam is on the rise again. [via Louis Gray]

Don’t host evil: Blogspot and malware

CNET: “Blogger, owned by Google, is particularly problematic, says Sophos, with the blog site alone accounting for nearly 2 percent of all malware hosts.” Google/Blogspot says they’re fighting the malware fight, tho.

Term for today: Dictionary Attack

What is: A form of dictionary attack is often used by spammers. A message is sent to every e-mail address consisting of a word in the dictionary, followed by the at symbol (@), followed by the name of a particular domain. Or, to put it differently, so that’s what this error message means (when I […]

Free blogs, spam and why wordpress.com is spam free

This article takes a look at it. Many reasons examined, but the best one is follow the money. One thing about WordPress.com is that wordpress and akismet are the primary businesses of the developers, not a side-model “we just bought it to add to our stable of other offerings” –other offerings such as, well, ads […]

Spam recycling

Spam recycling

Spamrecycling.com: A flash site that draws beautiful pictures from your spam emails. Considering that when I got up and checked emails, 400+ arrived overnight, of which maybe 4 were legit (forget 90% spam rate, let’s talk about 99% spam rate), it was nice to see this linked to at BoingBoing and have a bit of […]

About that alleged spammer Michael S. Cox

Michael S. Cox is an alledged spammer. Hereya go, Dori!

Phish Phry that hooked me for a moment

It’s pretty easy to tell when those lousy nogoodnicks who are lower than scum and are fit to die a slow death of gangrenous infestation by a million maggot march (go on, Susan, tell us how you really feel –ed) are trying to pull a scam on me via my email inbox. The mail comes […]