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With phishers this dumb, need we really worry?

By deepsand ·
Aside from the obvious spelling errors, the obvious fact that this was sent to multiple addresses, and the poorly hidden link re-direction, note that the alleged "problem" will not occur until next week!

This reminds me of a recent incident in which a would be thief locked himself into the trunk of the car that he was ransacking.

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BrightMail

by deepsand In reply to Fighting Spam

2 of my web based accounts are with USA.net, one of the 1st to use BrightMail for spam filtering; it works quite well, and accepts & uses feedback from users.

Symantec was so taken with BrightMail that they recently bought the compnay.

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wish they'd offer indiv accounts

by Dr Dij In reply to BrightMail

for a short time when they started they offered indiv accounts, no more, must be company or ISP. wish more ISP's would use them. They do quite a bit of effective filtering.

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Watch for product(s) to be forthcoming from Symantec.

by deepsand In reply to wish they'd offer indiv a ...

Symantec bought the company, so as to avoid having to roll their own anti-spam engine, and thus get to market with a like product of their own more quickly.

Whether it will be offered as a standalone product remains to be seen.

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Others

by Dr Dij In reply to Watch for product(s) to b ...

I think messagelabs and possibly others do the same thing.

Brightmail was in UK if I recall correctly.

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Interesting

by tagmarkman In reply to BrightMail

I'll have to check that out.

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If you DoS (DDoS) these IPs do you get in trouble? ;-)

by jmgarvin In reply to I get these all the time. ...

So, if I go out and start bringing the phishers boxes to their knees, will I go to jail or get a medal?

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careful who you ddos

by Dr Dij In reply to If you DoS (DDoS) these I ...

it seems pretty straight forward to ddos a site that actually contains a form. (but) suppose we started alot of retailiatory ddosing, then to get back at a commercial site, someone could send out phishing emails listing the site's IP to shut it down, even if they hadn't really loaded a phishing form on it.

You'd have to click on form to be sure there was a phishing form at that site before acting.

as mentioned in the vigilante thread, might be better to hack in and delete the phishing web page instead to protect others, so when they click nothing happens, as it is either a phishing server or an already hacked server. this could be harder to do of course.

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I think I have a better idea now

by jmgarvin In reply to careful who you ddos

How about actual LAWS that will put these people in jail? We can extradite them and flog them with wet noodles until they talk...

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Can we throw Jello Too?

by tagmarkman In reply to I think I have a better i ...
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No! You must throw Crackers.

by deepsand In reply to Can we throw Jello Too?
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