More Phising or not ? (was) Re: [clug] Please help me update my
address book on Ringo
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Sat Apr 23 00:49:47 GMT 2005
Luke is right - spammers do tag the source & hitting the link validates an
address as 'active'.
This seems to be a genuine service put to an interesting use or
an unintended invite to the list.
I would not expect this particular attempt to lead to more spamming of the
list... It is like the "Irish" virus - 'would you mind deleting all the
files from your hard disk for me'.
On Sat, 23 Apr 2005, Luke Worth wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 10:10, Stephen Jenkin wrote:
> > I did check 'ringo.com' - it exists & the link works.
> > > http://ringo.com/i?uid=mUxrWAunnXBV.yAs&
> For future reference, spammers like to 'tag' their links with email addresses.
> If anyone even hits that page, it means their email address exists so they'll
> send more spam.
Steve Jenkin, Unix Sys Admin
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PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://www.tip.net.au/~sjenkin
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