View Full Version : [ubuntu] Something very strange and annoying....

July 4th, 2009, 12:41 PM
Hello..I dont know if this topic should be here but.......

Since I installed ubuntu I always get messages like this :

(01:38:49 PM) compaqeejtb@hotmail.com: aofpuhxdhcHey check out http://Look9683.com

Can you tell me what is this?

July 4th, 2009, 12:52 PM
What are you saying? That they hacked your ubuntu and put a screen on your X remotely?

To be honest, this more sounds like spam via an instant-messaging client, and doesn't have anything to do with Ubuntu itself.

July 4th, 2009, 12:56 PM
This is IM spam. What you IM client? If you use Pidgin (the default), you can disable messages from unknown users in Tools > Privacy.

July 4th, 2009, 01:44 PM
this is very clearly IM spam. when you sign in you all your friends will get that advertisment. could be due to you signing up to some sites with that email address