[unisog] Good spam forgery getting me.

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Dec 16 19:28:48 GMT 2004


On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 11:55:33 CST, Jeff Ballard said:

> If C's a DSL modem, C's the spammer.

Or more strictly correctly, "C is a machine controlled by the spammer".

Some estimates have 100 million zombies out there.  And you need to keep
the difference in mind - sending in a SWAT team after the actual spammer
is morally justifiable, but a really bad PR move if you accidentally cause
somebody's Aunt Tillie to die of a heart attack just because her computer
was spewing stuff just because she clicked on an "ooh shiny"....
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