Spyware Sucks
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

I love it when spammers screw up…

May 5th 2008 in Uncategorized

As irritating as it may be to have to approve every comment to this blog, and as disheartening as it is to know that the cretins behind spam are using tools that maximize output whilst minimizing personal effort, I still derive pleasure from seeing them screw up.

Spyware Sucks was hit by a spike in spam comments that managed to get through the filters, BUT I was pleased to see that every single comment that got through the filters contained the same error – it seems that an attention to detail and the ability to complete the fields in a spam-tool properly is not a quality enjoyed by this particular spammer…

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