[Dshield] FriendGreetings Update

Roger RShady at stny.rr.com
Mon Nov 25 17:14:33 GMT 2002


Seems that FriendGreetings is becoming more aggressive on trying to
push their scumware.  The following is taken from Fred Langa's excellent
newsletter:  

"Greeting" Card EULA Abusers

In "More Scumware-By-EULA" (
http://www.langa.com/newsletters/2002/2002-11-21.htm#2 ) we discussed how
"Friendgreetings" abuses its End-User-License-Agreement by embedding deep
within it a clause that says, in effect, that you're allowing them to
place scumware on your PC. Alas, they're not the only one doing this, and
other, similar vendors keep shifting their domain name to try to stay one
step ahead of anti-scumware tools:

     Below is a list of who is sending that Emailer Hack they
     "legally" trick people into. To get around the Anti Spam tools
     they use new names. I don't see how they can afford to do this.
     Each of the names are real and do have that so called "non-
     virus" ready for a sucker [to download]. The list grows every
     day...---Jim Cooke

     [Note: to make these links unclickable, Jim has replaced the
     punctuation with the word DOT.}
     
     surprise-card DOT net
     surprise-cards DOT net
     surprise-greeting DOT net
     surprise-greetings DOT net
     surprisecard DOT net
     surprisecards DOT net
     surprisegreeting DOT net
     surprisegreetings DOT net
     cool-download DOT com
     cool-download DOT net
     cool-downloads DOT com
     cool-downloads DOT net
     friend-card DOT com
     friend-card DOT net
     friend-cards DOT com
     friend-cards DOT net
     friend-greeting DOT com
     friend-greeting DOT net
     friend-greetings DOT com
     friend-greetings DOT net
     friendcard DOT com
     friendcard DOT net
     friendcards DOT com
     friendcards DOT net
     friendgreeting DOT com
     friendgreeting DOT net
     friendgreetings DOT com
     friendgreetings DOT net
     surprise-card DOT net
     surprise-cards DOT net
     surprise-greeting DOT net
     surprise-greetings DOT net
     surprisecard DOT net
     surprisecards DOT net
     surprisegreeting DOT net
     surprisegreetings DOT net
     ...

Thanks, Jim.
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