Rise of the Spam Zombies

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  1. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Pressed by increasingly effective anti-spam efforts, senders of unsolicited commercial e-mail are resorting to outright criminality in their efforts to conceal the source of their ill-sent missives, using Trojan horses to turn the computers of innocent netizens into secret spam zombies.

    Full article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/30414.html
     
  2. Detox

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    In actuality; this may be (in the long-run) a good thing; as they turn toward illegal action maybe we can expect some more decisive action against them o_O
     
  3. Pieter_Arntz

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    Hi Detox,

    That is a optimistic look at the bright side. :)

    For now, I can only see innocent people getting knocked of the net by their providers, because they are spamming (without knowing it). :mad:

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  4. Detox

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    Well that's very true as well; and I hate it because that's the kinda stuff that happens to people like my grandma who just don't know what I do about computers; much less the stuff some of the gyus hangin' around here know...
     
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    Web giants to declare war on spam http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/30422.html
    Maybe relief for some is on the way.
    ;)
     
  6. LowWaterMark

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    Hmm, Yahoo, AOL and Microsoft to the rescue, eh?

    Yeah, that's a very strange thought. :D
     
  7. The Snowman

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    Just wondering.........with the multi-millions being spent by governments.......with tons of new anti-hacking laws....an a spammer can't be tracked??
     
  8. Detox

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    Good point Snowman; I woudln't think soem faked headers oughta be able to fool the gov't at this point in time... go get 'em boys FFS!
     
  9. The Snowman

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    DAMN!! my mistake.....an my apology
     
  10. LowWaterMark

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    Hey Snowy. What mistake? I see no mistake! ;)

    All my best! :)
     
  11. The Snowman

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    LowWaterMark

    LOL.......very nice..LOL..........one Christmas present added to my list.......
    Thank you my friend........

    Snowy
     
  12. Detox

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    errr I hate it when I miss something but I got no idea what the last 3 posts are about lol
     
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