[Dshield] Anyone have any experience with WPoison?
ed.truitt at etee2k.net
Mon Sep 23 00:39:12 GMT 2002
I suspect a fair amount. I have had at least 6 email accounts that were
harvested by spam-bots from web sites I run. I know they were harvested,
because several of those addresses are only found on specific web pages, and
I could actually tell which pages the addresses were harvested from based on
which combination of addresses got the spam.
Harvesting email addresses via automated web crawler (spam-bots) is probably
a fairly cheap way to build up a mailing list. That is, if you are a scummy
spammer who has no morals...
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"Note to spammers: my 'delete' key is connected to YOUR ISP.
Also, if you send me UCE, I reserve the right to post your spew
on my Web site, with the appropriate color commentary, so that
others may have a good laugh at your expense."
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Draper" <crunch at shopip.com>
To: <list at dshield.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 22, 2002 4:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Dshield] Anyone have any experience with WPoison?
> >I don't have any first-hand experience with it, but have heard from
> >others who swear by it.
> I discussed it with my collegue... doesn't see a compelling need for it.
> I mean, how much email farming takes place?
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