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Vadi
April 19th, 2009, 02:56 PM
If you get an email asking you to confirm a comment from an unknown blog - just don't click it. I was stupid enough.


Click the following URL to make your comment visible:

http://jeremy.zawodny.com/mt/mt-confirm.cgi?blog_id=1&comment_id=44320&hash=c8700367460fad0d6d782124a443418b

If your comment is spam, don't bother. I'll remove it soon enough.

Thanks!
Jeremy

Ended up being: http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/001901.html#comment-44320

:evil: I can only hope gmail filters will learn soon enough.

richg
April 19th, 2009, 07:15 PM
Obvious Man told me, you do not recognize the sender, delete it immediately.
You are not the last. Hundreds, thousands do that regularly and will continue to do that. Reason for all the Spam. Spammers are not the issue. Clueless Windows users are the issue. Just search Google for bot pcs.

Rich

Vadi
April 19th, 2009, 07:21 PM
I'm not a Windows user [thanks for tha assumption] and I do comment on a lot of blogs, hence why I thought this one was related.

DeadSuperHero
April 19th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Awesome! Finally, a weapon to use against my sworn enemies...

richg
April 19th, 2009, 09:12 PM
I saw this stuff showing up in my mail box quite a few months ago. Obvious Man was nearby and slapped me up aside the head when I though of clicking on it.

New article on this issue. I look at Tech news at least five times a day in Yahoo and Google.

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/nm/20090417/tc_nm/us_cybercrime

I belong to 12 Yahoo Groups and the spammers have moved in and send out emails inviting you to their new Group.

Rich

Bölvağur
April 19th, 2009, 10:19 PM
Awesome! Finally, a weapon to use against my sworn enemies...

If your weapons must be from the stoneage then this one is as sharp as a rock, kind of shaped like an axe.... check out the dates.. this is old.

lisati
April 19th, 2009, 10:27 PM
I saw this stuff showing up in my mail box quite a few months ago. Obvious Man was nearby and slapped me up aside the head when I though of clicking on it.

New article on this issue. I look at Tech news at least five times a day in Yahoo and Google.

http://tech.yahoo.com/news/nm/20090417/tc_nm/us_cybercrime

I belong to 12 Yahoo Groups and the spammers have moved in and send out emails inviting you to their new Group.

Rich

I generally report those invites via spamcop. So far no response from Yahoo.....


Tip 1: One way of protecting yourself is to have an anti-phishing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing) filter of some kind - it's easy enough for spammers to get you to click on a link where you think you're going to one website but where you end up somewhere else (usually a fake site that "steals" your personal information or one which tries to load something nasty on your system)

Tip 2: Allow your mouse pointer to hover over a link. The link should match what's displayed in the information bar at the bottom of the web browser.