[linux-elitists] ELNK Spam/Joe-Job confirmation request: [email@example.com: Re: trombone]
Mon Oct 13 14:23:38 PDT 2003
On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 02:10:00AM +0100, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> I've received the following confirmation request from Earthlink's spam
> blocker challenge-response system. It appears to be directed to me
> based on a spoofed 'From:' sender on an item of spam.
> ----- Forwarded message from firstname.lastname@example.org -----
<snip some more>
> Click the link below to request that email@example.com add you to this list.
I wonder how long that link is active. It's now archived
on at least one web page, meaning it will invariably be
followed by a client of some kind. It won't be long until
we can all spam firstname.lastname@example.org with mails "from"
Does this represent yet another failure of challenge-response
systems? Is it a large enough one that it will be exploited
by spammers? Will we all start receiving spams "from" archived
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