Well this is awfully WWI...
Looks like the trench wars of spam are still going.
Advanced features in Google's search engine are being used by spammers to disguise the URLs of spamvertised sites. Hackers have been using Google search functions to hunt for vulnerabilities. Now their peers in the junk mail business are getting into the act, Symantec reports. Google supports a variety of advanced query words …
Brightmail couldn't spot a spammy mail if it slapped them in the face. $60-million world wide sales in a pretty lucrative market space is a piss poor effort. Develop new technology indeed. Pfft.
As for the junk mailing scum who infest the ether, I wish it was legal to shoot the bastards. Open season on the ROCSO list.
If you look at the Symantec link, they mention they did some reverse engineering. What was the reverse engineering which their scientists did you wonder?
Take out the "%22&btnI=" at the end of the url
Is this why my earlier search for "aubergine" got this?
... but your query looks similar to automated requests from a computer virus or spyware application. To protect our users, we can't process your request right now. "
(BTW: How about giving us the option of an icon that looks like someone banging their head on the desk? )
is that it evolves a lot faster than Symantec (anyone surprised ? thought not).
Any sender that is not on my whitelist get his mail sent to the spam bin. In the spam bin, any string that corresponds to anything I have previously flagged gets the mail deleted permanently.
End of story.
I haven't seen any of these reselling jokes since I flagged it five months ago. Besides, I don't click on links sent to me by people I don't know.
"The following URL:
has a length of 52 characters and resulted in the following TinyURL which has a length of 25 characters:
Or, give your recipients confidence with a preview TinyURL:
OK for tinyurl among friends; no guarantee, of course, for links from strangers.
Remember: don't take sweeties from strange men
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