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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Frank Olson, Oct 5, 2003.

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  1. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Yesterday I received 78 individual emails from "netadmin", "microsoft",
    "mailadmin", etc. I've deactivated the email since I was only
    using it for the newsgroups I participate in. If you want a valid email,
    I'll provide a spamproof link shortly.
     
  2. RH.Campbell

    RH.Campbell Guest

    Frank, just a suggestion, but today there are two pieces of software that
    are an absolutely vital part of every computer....anti-virus software and
    anti-spam software. I can't say for sure, but if you had up to date
    versions of both on your computer, you likely wouldn't see most of that
    garbage. And if you did, you could eliminate future crap from such sites....

    Works for me ! I use both Norton Anti Virus and PCCillin 2000, and Ihatespam
    on all my various computers. Also keeps off Wireless Willy's RFI nonsense...

    Regards,

    RHC
     
  3. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    I use McAfee for several reasons I won't go into here (it'll sound too much
    like a "promo"). Since I stopped the http://www.alt-security-alarms.com
    website, I haven't received a single "Nigerian letter". As for the
    "anti-spam" software... I've been seriously looking at upgrading my news
    reader... Any good suggestions??

    PS... RFI Paul isn't as irritating as you might think... His emails
    stopped arriving some time ago. I used a spam blocker available through my
    ISP that killed that aspect of his attack... As for the posts in the
    group... I figure most here realize that he knows next to nothing about
    professional grade systems having never seen (or worked with) any...
     
  4. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest


    I'm still looking for the "smoking slingshot"... As far as I know the
    "glove" might be the right size, but then size "small" fits a lot of trolls
    (OJ excluded of course)...
     
  5. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    I have had the same email address since 1994. I also got my share of email
    spam & viruses, once I placed PcCillin 2003 & a spam blocker in, that took
    care of 90 percent of the trash.

    Jim Rojas
     
  6. Jim Rojas

    Jim Rojas Guest

    My mail server tells me I get an average of 300+ virsuses & spam mail each
    day. Out of that, maybe 40 make it though, just be be deleted by my desktop
    software. So go ahead Paul, give it your best shot... :)

    Jim Rojas, MBA LLT


     
  7. Rory

    Rory Guest

    actually Piccillin and Nortons do not stop the email coming in, just
    stops the attachements from opening if you have email protection
    enabled.

    I still get a hundred or so a day, plus numerous other spam, which i
    filter out though filters never work 100%, as either it doesnt catch
    it or it deletes useful email occasionally. There really is no way
    around it besides switching email addresses.
     
  8. RH.Campbell

    RH.Campbell Guest

    I have always used the same real name and e mail address on the internet
    from day one. While I realize this leaves me exposed to all the scummy types
    who harvest e mail addresses for spamming purposes, I do find the spam
    filters work quite well. I check things over to make sure that no legitimate
    e mails are being filtered out, but generally it works quite well. And I'm
    not being bombarded with huge amounts of spam either, much to my surprise.

    I refuse to change my e mail address just because the internet scumbags of
    the world will take advantage of it. But something is going to have to be
    done about this growing problem if e mail is to remain a useful vehicle. I
    am lead to believe that most of the spam is generated by a relartively small
    number of low life companies. To bad there wasn't some way to mail bomb
    these types with their own garbage..

    Hmm...now there's something that Paul could do that would be genuinely
    useful.....:)))

    RHC
     
  9. Spike

    Spike Guest

    There must be a lot of total fucking morons out there who actually respond
    to the crap or it wouldn't be so popular. That is what I find so truly
    maddenning.
     
  10. RH.Campbell

    RH.Campbell Guest

    Hey...call me an optimist, but one can always hope !!

    RHC
     
  11. I just received a call from my father. He complained that all of a sudden
    he started receiving all kinds of Spam similar to what was described here.
    He also mentioned that he saw some familiar addresses and they apparently
    came from me. My Norton Anti-virus did not indicate any virus on my
    machine. I also checked with AVG another anti virus detector, I found
    nothing. A quick trip to Symantec, they gave me a tool to check for
    [email protected] and Bingo, I was infected after all.

    Everyone please check for this virus on their machines. As I indicated, my
    Norton and AVG both missed it. The link to the tool that I used to remove
    the worm is as follows:
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.klez.removal.tool.html

    Cheers
     
  12. Attacked, defended against, all a matter of perspective I guess.
     
  13. Rory

    Rory Guest

    Yep but they get my email from my web page, and it is on google and
    othere search engines as well as a ton of other sites linked to my web
    site/s. So im going to get more than usual. I had to give up my last
    email I had for 2 years because of this. Not going to do so this time,
    will rather loose some email first. I get a load of spam, but lately
    its been the worm emails travelling around, nothing I can do but try
    to filter them out. I format my hard drive to much to keep any
    permanent filters though.
     
  14. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Where did I "imply" that, Robert?? Please post the reference. You don't
    seem to get it do you?? You repeatedly "attack" people by "implying" they
    said something they didn't. You whine about the fact that no-one seems to
    want to follow the FAQ and here you are keeping the "flames" burning...

    Can you say "duplicitous"?? "Hypocritical"??

    Get a life!!
     
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