Guido van Rossum
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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> From: email@example.com
> Reply-To: Bob123@hotmail.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: 1hi29895
> Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 15:42:40 -0500
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Type: text/plain;
> Do you own a Business?
> <http://www.best-cyber-deals.com/1/> Do you need a Web Site? Let Us Design
> We can Design a Web Site that's perfect for you.
> email@example.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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