Comments: Ibbur again

I remember getting one that was full of variations on "wise sayings". The email address that received it was one that I had left dozens of times as my "contact" email on a big blog, during '2003.

I have no idea who would send that kind of message, or why--but it appear to have been picked up by "bot" program crawling the web, looking for email.

Since then, I have gotten into the practice of having a "throwaway" email--one that I don't use for personal/business messages--as my "contact" for weblogs, and weblog-posting.

I don't know if that would work well for a blog-writer, though.

Posted by steve h at February 24, 2005 12:15 PM

I strongly suspect that this is some sort of viral package, which pads itself with random text blocks harvested from MS Word documents found on the victim's machine, in an attempt to defeat Boolean spam filters. Thus, somebody's personal letter in the new sample, and some sort of paper or work of fiction in the old sample.

Posted by Mitch H. at February 24, 2005 12:55 PM