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News Huge drop in spam as McColo closes

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Nov 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. plagio

    plagio New Member

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    good news indeed, unfortunately my inbox is still full of rolex replica, cialis and viagra spam
     
  3. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    These kind of people need to be shot -.-
     
  4. Kúsař

    Kúsař regular bit-tech reader

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    Is it really so hard for them to check from time to time what's running on their servers?
     
  5. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    props for killing the server...too bad it won't last :(
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    source: LA Times
     
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  7. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I hope they get back up and running soon. My supply of Viagra, Cialis, and penis pumps is running a tad thin.

    :p

    -monkey
     
  8. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    What, you don't get the year-long supply offers? You need to sign up to better spam sites sheesh.
     
  9. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    Spam gives me hope when I see it downloading it outlook it actually makes me think that someone might want to talk to me haha.
     
  10. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    For some reason, all my year-long supplies only last a couple weeks. :confused:

    Am I taking too much?

    -monkey
     
  11. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    My gmail spam box had over 900 messages in it. So, I hope that wasn't 75% less than what there would of been!
     
  12. Darkefire

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    How much of a blithering moron do you have to be to order stuff from a spam e-mail nowadays, or to click on a link from an unknown sender? Sooner or later you think we'd reach the point where the only people stupid enough to do these things are the ones too stupid to own or operate a computer.
     
  13. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I love spam


    send me more please
     
  14. PhenomRed

    PhenomRed New Member

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    not having a home loan makes me impotent, according to leading spam-senders
     
  15. rhuitron

    rhuitron Bump? What Bump?

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    Ding Dong the Witch is Dead!!!
     
  16. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    Spam? lol... not getting any, atleast not on my real email.
    Seriously, all you need to fight spam are multiple emails, a real one you only give to close family and friends and then another one you dont care how much spam you get which you use everywhere else.
     
  17. ParaHelix.org

    ParaHelix.org New Member

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    75% of all spam could be from one company? Jesus, that's actually quite impressive.
     
  18. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Whats wrong with spam?? I eat it all the time, and they even sell battered spam now in Somerfield. Win :)
     
  19. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    It didn't really work like that. Spammers were using servers at McColo to command botnets, the actual spam wasn't originating at McColo at all. I suspect they knew exactly what was going on but decided to turn a blind eye to it. Unfortunately it means that as soon as the spammers find a new home it'll all return to business as usual, this is likely to be just a temporary blip :(
     
  20. g3n3tiX

    g3n3tiX Active Member

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    The internet breathes a little better now, but sadly not for long.
     

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