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Old 08-15-2008, 11:13 PM
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I personally would love to take spammers, virus, worm, and trojan programmers, put them all in public square, and shoot them in the back of the head, execution style.

All these punks do is try to frack up people's lives....and largely because a lot of them don't get the attention they need from mommy and daddy.

No pity from me. A bullet for their heads.
You know, I seriously doubt most of the SPAM is produced by kids who do not know what to do with their time. Most of it will be made by small companies and so most of the adware-, malware-, hijacker and spyware viruses. There are people that seriously do make money with that.

Most famous spyware: Genuine Advantage by Microsoft.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:32 AM
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You know, I seriously doubt most of the SPAM is produced by kids who do not know what to do with their time. Most of it will be made by small companies and so most of the adware-, malware-, hijacker and spyware viruses. There are people that seriously do make money with that.

Most famous spyware: Genuine Advantage by Microsoft.
This reminds me of a Dork Tower strip I'd read sometime back. I'll see if I can dig it up later. It was funny.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:49 AM
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You know....you might be on to something there. My only two subscriptions on YouTube are Star Trek people. Interestingly, it doesn't seem to pick up my own videos as subject matter (mine are 99% football/cheerleading and 1% a train going up a hill).


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The spam mails of this kind that I get are most of the time fitting into the searches I did on youtube. That started aproximatly 4 weeks ago. Perhaps I should test it and search for subjects I dont care and that are random. Lets see what happens.
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Old 08-16-2008, 07:40 PM
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I Was Googleing, And Saw " F-14 Crash" STUPID ME Downloaded The Video Player And BAM! Everything GONE!!!! I Was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Mad! I Almost Passed Out... My Docs, Recipes, Banking, EVERYTHING!
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:37 AM
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No one. It's a new way for spammers to get your attention and help them take control of your pc.

How do they get control of your pc?.By clicking the mail or the link inside?
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Old 08-17-2008, 12:42 AM
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Hmmmm..I just spotted a MSNBC headline " Tom Cruise wants to join Star Trek Cast"..Its not an email,but a news item,I ain`t opening it or linking,but just maybe we need to keep the shields up and the scanners on high.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:01 AM
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How do they get control of your pc?.By clicking the mail or the link inside?
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/08/msnbc-cnn-hit-b.html

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Recipients should immediately delete any unexpected e-mails purportedly from CNN, msnbc.com or any other firm that they haven’t done business with and authorized to contact them.

Users who open the fake CNN or msnbc.com e-mails and click on a link are in for a bad day if they fall for the ruse. Those who do are sent to Web sites that attempt to trick them into downloading what is described as a video player plug-in. Instead, the malicious software will infect the user's computer, ultimately giving hackers complete control over the machine. Infected computers are then used to send out even more spam.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:20 AM
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