[linux-elitists] speaking of hunting/defeating spammers...

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Wed May 2 16:25:20 PDT 2001

begin  Mr. Bad quotation of Wed, May 02, 2001 at 04:01:24PM -0700:

> Frankly, I'm a little tired of spam-baiting. I've been desperately
> tempted to buy one of those spam CDs and send some UNE* just for
> fun. $1000 (on the high side) for the chance to send my own Pigdoggety
> message to the ENTIRE WORLD? Who DOESN'T want to do that?

Damn, if someone with an actual _clue_ decided to spam, you probably could
hit a substantial percentage of addresses on the net.  Enough to make
the news anyhow.  Technologies that must not fall into the wrong hands

Wardriving for 802.11b addresses.

Testing using the handy ORBS list to build up a list of the
best-connected but most cluelessly-managed open relays.

"Confidential" address lists from [NAME OF COMPANY YOUR FRIEND CONSULTED

Really fast spamware that uses many open relays at once (base it on

Think you could hit a sustained 10,000 addresses/second?

Don Marti              "I've never sent or received a GIF in my life." 
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