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29-Jul-2004

Horsing around

Filed under: Spam — codeman38 @ 10:50 pm

The latest from the ‘silly spammer names’ files: Ponies M. Lounges.

Insecurity by obscurity

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:54 am

Webmasters, if you don’t want something to be publicly accessible, then for all that is good, don’t make it publicly accessible! Otherwise, Google might just index it, and in this case, that’s definitely Not a Good Thing. (via Lockergnome)

Phishing For Dummies

Filed under: General — codeman38 @ 8:34 am

The sad thing is, there are people out there who would fall for this:

Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by
(IKS4LY@aol.com) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 10:33:37
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: Dear Paypal customer,we are sorry to inform you that we are having problem's with the billing information on your account.

We would appreciate it if you would goto our website and fill out the proper information that we require to keep your account

active

Please Update your account information by visiting our updates web site below.

http:\r.aol.com\cgi\redir-complex?url=http://paypalzz.tripod.com/index.htm

We are here to serve you

Steve Johnson.

Billing Updates Center

Acoount Updates Team.

2004

IFLT6A.

Note the reversed slashes, which mean that the link won’t work correctly on any standards-compliant browser. I suppose this scammer only uses Internet Exploiter… serves him right, I think. 😉

And naturally, the scammer’s site has already been shut down. Duh. Really, Mr. Inept Scammer, you at least remotely considered that using one of the most popular free hosting services was not a good idea, didn’t you? Guess not.

::sigh:: Scammers these days. They can’t even be convincing.

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