[clug] [OT] spam-bot killer
kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Fri Apr 16 15:17:07 GMT 2004
On 2004 Apr 16, , at 6:51 PM, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> 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.
So you get a network of trojans calculating a mandelbrot set that has
nothing to do with spam? Or possibly even a seti set.
> Much in the same sense as a "setiathome" project gone bad.
> I wonder if MyDoom could be useful for something other than spam?
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> is to fill the world with fools.
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