[clug] [OT] spam-bot killer

Simon Burton simon at arrowtheory.com
Thu Apr 8 06:43:47 GMT 2004

On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 07:18:26 +1000
Simon Haddon <simon at sibern.com.au> wrote:

> Simon Burton wrote:
> >Hello,
> >
> >Has anybody seen this before:
> >http://www.bfndevelopment.com/cgi-bin/home/Members/fMail/Contacts/1213/List.html
> >
> >"""Anti-Spam Notice:
> >This page was generated to trap SPAM bots in an infinite loop. The BOT will enter using the same link you used, and record every email address linked on this page. Then it will follow the link at the bottom in search of more email addresses. The link at the bottom is a randomly generated URL that links back to this script. After logging thousands of fake email addresses and filling the hosts computer with GIGS of useless information, the BOT 
> >
> Great.  So does this mean that it will fill the hard disks of innocent 
> people as most (if not all) spam has spoofed headers or has originated 
> from some unsuspecting sole.  Doesn't sound too good to me except to 
> chew more bandwidth usage and kill off other peoples machines.  True 
> people should not be running open relays and have their virus scanning 
> up to date...... but.... in reality...  you get what I mean

No actually, i have no idea what you mean...
Are you saying that innocent people would do a web spider on one of these pages?


Simon Burton, B.Sc.
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