Posted 17 July 2005 - 10:47 PM
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Spambots are programs that scan web pages for hyperlinks and email addresses, often using subtle algorithms in their search. These malicious programs collect the addresses they find on a page, and then follow each hyperlink they find on it to a new page and repeat the process. Because these programs are very fast, they can cover, however randomly, a lot of webpages in a very short time. Posting your Email address on any public forum opens your Inbox to tons of spam and malware.
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