[clug] [OT] spam-bot killer

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Fri Apr 16 08:51:24 GMT 2004

On 16 Apr 2004, at 11:28, Kim Holburn wrote:

> ...  But if they did then you could make a page that could really chew 
> up spambot cpu cycles.

But then the spammers would write a virus which infects all the 
Microsoft™ Windows® computers out there and acts as a distributed 
network cell. The spammer could then control the cells remotely, and 
divvy up the work of decoding pages.

Much in the same sense as a "setiathome" project gone bad.

I wonder if MyDoom could be useful for something other than spam?

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of their folly, 
is to fill the world with fools.
     -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
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