Just thought I would let you know about a cool blog (if you are a sysadmin or webhead, such as myself) Ann Elisabeth’s blog contains a lot of information about various referrer, trackback and comment spammers. She has gotten really good at digging them out from their hiding places and finding all the sneaky ways […]
If you own a blog, you have probably experienced it: Spammers who fill your comment sections with ads for Viagra, porn and gambling. Its the new nuisance of the web: Link spammers. The Register has gotten a hold of one of them, and bring us this informative interview: Interview with a link spammer So how […]
Nigeria scammers using comment spamming to fish for fools is certanly a new and “novel” approach. Hopefully anyone reading this post will understand exactly what kind of a scam this is.
Fighting blog spam, allowing linking to people you don’t like without giving them Googlejuice. The new link attribute has many applications. Most like it, but some think its a bad idea.
Install Spamnix, this anti-spam tool comes as a free trial and doesn’t cost much to buy Make sure that images in spam e-mails are never shown, most of them are linked with information about who you are – if you open them, they will give you away and verify your e-mail address. You can fix […]
Eudora has always been my favorite mail application. It (almost) supports standard mailbox format (one mailbox = one file) so its easy to port mail from one platform to another, if configured right its virtually bulletproof against viruses, and it just works. My one gripe with it is that its only available for Windows and […]
Good to see the spammers are taking time off from making all our lives miserable to actually have a convention. The DM Days New York Conference and Expo was held on the 2nd to the 4th of June, and gathered spammers from all over to discuss ways of reaching people through spam, and words that […]
I have been following anti-spam tools for a while, and in the latest year there has been a boom of services and programs to fight spam – for reasons obvious to anyone with an e-mail account. But what has become painfully obvious is that the e-mail programs themselves have to change in order for user-friendly […]
Interesting way of fighting spam, spans real world “Denial-of-postal-Service-attack” (From Crypto-Gram Newsletter) In December 2002, the notorious “spam king” Alan Ralsky gave an interview. Aside from his usual comments that antagonized spam-hating e-mail users, he mentioned his new home in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The interview was posted on Slashdot, and some enterprising reader found his […]
This is a funny e-mail exchage. Or more like a funny response to a not so interesting spam-mail from Amazon.com: [!CrackMonkey!] [email@example.com: [pigdog] Re: Important test at Amazon.com] Well worth a read! [Via Doc Searls]