[Spambayes] Impersonation

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue Nov 12 12:55:17 2002

More and more spam is impersonating real people rather than making up
phoney AOL addresses.  I just received a bounce quoting the following

> Message-ID: <000059425b35$0000481d$00007669@evertythingmail.net>
> From: guido@python.org
> Reply-To: Bob123@hotmail.com
> To: clevelandindians@flash.net
> Subject: 1hi29895
> Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:42:40 -0500
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: text/plain;
> 	charset="iso-8859-1"
> g45, 
> Do you own a Business?
>  <http://www.best-cyber-deals.com/1/> Do you need a Web Site?  Let Us Design
> it.
> We can Design a Web Site that's perfect for you.
> feedback@cdsymas.com h6 

Surely this is copied from successful viruses.  My wife startled me
this weekend by telling me she couldn't run the virus protection
program I had sent her.  Of course, I had done no such thing.  It was
a Klez virus variant that disguises itself as a virus protection tool.
The computer of a mutual friend must have been infected. :-(

This shows how careful we have to be with whitelists...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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