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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:28 am 
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/22 ... t_exploit/

By John Leyden
Published Wednesday 22nd September 2004 09:15 GMT


"Users should be wary of pressing the 'click here to remove' link on spam messages because it serves to confirm to spammers that junk mail messages are being read. Such email addresses can be sold at a premium to other spammers.

That's reason enough to simply delete spam messages, but a junk mail message doing the rounds today provides an even more compelling reason. Selecting the 'click here to remove' link on messages blocked by MessageLabs today triggers an attempt to load malicious code onto potentially vulnerable Windows PC."

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not that anyone here would foolishly do this...I just thought it was funny that the scumbags took so long to try this considering that gator and akami(sp?) have been doing this with popups for years :roll:


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And this is just occuring to these guys?

Companies have been doing this years as their parting shot.


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furball146 wrote:
And this is just occuring to these guys?

Companies have been doing this years as their parting shot.


maybe it's a sign the scumbags are running out of tricks


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What trick is that??

Valid emails come from somewhere.

..as do valid phone numbers. Beleive it or not, all of the incumbant local LECs (i.e. Qwest, PacBell, SBC, Bell South) do the same thing when someone switches to a competeing carrier....and while they have a non-sharing agenda while yuo're a customer, once you leave all bets are off.

Like I said, this is nothing new.


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furball146 wrote:
What trick is that??

Valid emails come from somewhere.

..as do valid phone numbers. Beleive it or not, all of the incumbant local LECs (i.e. Qwest, PacBell, SBC, Bell South) do the same thing when someone switches to a competeing carrier....and while they have a non-sharing agenda while yuo're a customer, once you leave all bets are off.

Like I said, this is nothing new.


I see what you're saying now :)

the article wasn't about legitimate emails, it's more of a weak phishing trick that resembles the old gator/akami(bonzi buddy) popups that were around in past years(clicking yes/no/cancel/or closing the popup would begin the install only a ctrl-alt-del-kill would stop it)


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