[Dshield] spam-maker program

Buzz info at 4201.com
Mon Mar 1 17:31:25 GMT 2004


Hi Bill
100% agreement with you ... I do have a 'test' machine and believe me - the drive got wiped & formatted when this got uninstalled.  I'd be totally amazed if this send-safe doesn't include something extra.  

Actually it was all the spammer-virus threads on this list that made me think of it.  

Buzz



Thursday, February 26, 2004, 3:08:55 AM, Bill McCarty wrote:

> Hi Buzz and list,

> --On Wednesday, February 25, 2004 5:06 PM -0500 Buzz <info at 4201.com> wrote:

>>   Some time ago while searching for an alternative email client (which I
>> found) I stumbled across a program that generates Mass Mailings.  It
>> sounded interesting so I downloaded it - installed it -- and found that
>> it was actually a spam generator program.  It is quite extensive - claims
>> to forge the headers, etc ...

> For the benefit of the unwary, I'd like to point out that spamming tools
> are intended to circumvent both law and social norms. It should therefore
> come as no surprise that their authors often equip them with malware of
> various types, including Trojan horses. So, folks who download send-safe
> and other spam-related software do so at their peril. I wouldn't recommend
> that those unaccustomed to working with hazardous software take any of
> these toys out for a drive, except perhaps on a throw-away PC not connected
> to a network. Just my $0.02 <g>.

> Cheers,

> ---------------------------------------------------
> Bill McCarty

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