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Bringing Spammers to Their Knees


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:26 PM

Blue Security hopes you'll join thousands of others in an army capable of crippling spammers' Web sites. In a novel if potentially controversial effort to fight spam, a firm called Blue Security this week begins distributing the beta of a free program that, once installed on your PC, makes it part of a community that works to cripple Web sites run by spammers.Tom Spring, PC World Monday, July 18, 2005 "Most spam fighting tools that filter or block spam are never going to stop spammers from sending more spam," says Eran Reshef, founder and chief executive officer of Blue Security. He believes that fighting back by "inducing loss" against spammers is the only way to eventually stop spam."
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 02:45 PM

Didn't Lycos or somesuch have a screensacer designed to help flood known spammers..I don't remember the company, but it was a bad idea then, and it is a bad idea now. That is a fine demonstration of the fact that they are obviously not aware that spammers buy thousands and thousands of web addresses, in addition to taking over "black hole" websites. They expect to abandon addresses, and it is a cost of doing business.

By Blue Security's plan, they are effectively tripling the amount of potential traffic. That's going to help a bunch, especially since we already have all of that extra bandwidth just lying around.

(No reflection on you Koan...merely commenting on the story :thumbsup: )

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:09 PM

No harm - no foul. :thumbsup:

(Besides, it was tg1911 that brought this item to my attention.
So, it's all his fault. :flowers: )

I have been over-viewing the "Blue Security's" site and the premise they present for
this kind of action. I have some serious doubt about legalities of some of the actions.
But the vigilante in me loves the general concept.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:42 PM

But the vigilante in me loves the general concept.


Me too..but there is always that ethics thing. :thumbsup:


I say we take Mr. Ethics out behind the woodshed and beat the bleep out of him. :flowers:

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:01 PM

Oooo! Can I watch? :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:06 PM

Sure.. you can take down Miss Manners. I've about had enough of her too.


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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:21 PM

LOL Yeah, she is on my last available nerve. Let me at her. :thumbsup:

Yes ethics. Hmmm.. It is to bad that we can't see if they could take what they dish out. My guess though, is no. The whining would be heard world wide. I'm sure.

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Edited by Scarlett, 19 July 2005 - 04:22 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:08 AM

No harm - no foul.  :thumbsup: 

(Besides, it was tg1911 that brought this item to my attention. 
So, it's all his fault.  :flowers: )

I have been over-viewing the "Blue Security's" site and the premise they present for
this kind of action.  I have some serious doubt about legalities of some of the actions.
But the vigilante in me loves the general concept.

  :trumpet:

Yeah, I brought it to his attention, but He posted it. :inlove:
:cool:

I want in on the Mr. Ethics beatings, too. :)

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:29 AM

Yeah, I'll bite the bullet (44/40) and I signed in and up for the service.
(With a test bed system and two pseudonyms.)

I"ll report back.....

I guess I'll have some help fronting the bail?... ha ha
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 01:01 AM

Awfully big bullet.
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:10 PM

It's a shame they is not a windows ME version :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 10:00 PM

Any feedback about this? What happened after the sign on?
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Posted 04 September 2005 - 10:36 PM

Okay so what is a way we all can get rid of spammers? Not just online spam but those stupid fliers in the mail from credit cards to "your approved" auto things? Did you know 60million trees alone are used each year in the USA for just junk mail!! Just junk mail!! Think just how fast we are using precious resources!

How do "we" thats righ we! 1 group can not do it we "all" have to take a stand. What can we do to stop spam mail in our inbox and our mail box. Im sick of the spam I get in my inbox. Viagra cheap and medicine from canada and things like make money or job optortunities. Just all kinds of stuff.

I add them to the block list and they keep sending me emails.

I just think it should be illegal to send me anything I dont want. Like the do not call list we should have something like this and if any person/company does not obey it the governement takes there biz or makes them pay a fine or something. I dont know. What do you all think?

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 11:06 PM

I heard someone say once. To take the credit card offers you get, and use the self addressed envelope and send it right back. If all of us did that. Maybe they would get tired of paying postage, for something they would not get anything out of.

Just a thought. LOL
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Posted 04 September 2005 - 11:48 PM

Yeah I read about that too. And while you at it send some "free bonusses" along with there junk mail lol. And when you pay the phone or electric bill send there fliers back with the payment. Still there has to be some way we can put a stop to this spam!




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