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Was my Pinterest account hacked?

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

This morning while I lay sleeping, someone got the bright idea to post something as me on Twitter. If this wasn’t bad enough it turns out they posted as me on Pinterest and on Facebook too. They were selling something called “garcinia cambogia”. Apparently Pinterest is seeing a rise in hacked accounts, they of course blame me and my password. Clearly the spammers and scammers have Pinterest in their sights…

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Frickin’ Russians

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I just got an email that looked like it came from Apple. It looked like I or someone pretending to be me had changed some settings on my AppleID, something that is entirely possible given I’ve had to reset my password many times and I just downloaded several major updates from Apple yesterday. But was it a real email from Apple, no it was a phishing exercise from Russia…

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LinkedIn Phishing Scam?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

This morning I got a rather odd email purporting to be from LinkedIn’s Marketing department. It made it through all my filters and the headers look reasonable, but based on the poor formatting of the email and the fact I’ve been on LinkedIn a long time, I don’t think it is completely on the level…

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Zazzle.com stop spamming #quotation

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Some people like quotations. Some people collect quotations. Some people use the hashtag “quotation” to share quotations on social networks like Twitter. Some other people use #quotation to spam Twitter with ads for knickknacks…

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$4,000,000.00 Spam

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

I’ve spent a lot of time fighting spam, first in my mailbox using programs/tools such as: MailSmith, SpamAssassin, SpamSieve, even SpamCop but also on this blog with a variety of WordPress plugins. I used to get 100s of spam emails a day at Muschamp.ca but after something my webhost presumably did I get noticeably less and very few make it to my inbox, one simply titled “Hello” recently did…

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Who actually buys stuff from “Pharmacy Express” and “Healthcare Online”?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

I’ve gotten over 10,000 spam messages recently.  I don’t know in exactly how many days, but few.  The vast, vast, vast majority are the same basic messages sent 1000′s of times with simple subjects like “Hey” or “Hello” and they are from “Pharmacy Express” or “Healthcare Online” or some made up person.  They don’t fool my spam filters, but I still have to download them.  It sucks downloading 500 messages when you only care about 1 or 2. These are not sophisticated spammers.  They probably don’t pay for all the bandwidth they use.  They probably have a botnet.  I know […]

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Now this is believeable spam

Friday, October 8th, 2010

I just received this email, not one word has been changed: My name is Captain Matthew Stamford of the US Marine corps stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, I found some money stashed in a couple of barrels while on patrol ($2,000,000.00) I need someone to help me move it to a safer place, please have it in mind that there is no danger involved. You may contact me on matt_stam57@yahoo.com.hkso that I can provide you with details. This sounds like a bad movie plot, it is a well known fact that there are oil barrels lying all over Afghanistan. It stands […]

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Russian Spammers

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

My blog isn’t that popular. I don’t know how many regular readers I have. I don’t advertise. I don’t care. I said what I said, I did what I did and most importantly of all, I know why I did it…

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