spam, or is it?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Shane, May 6, 2005.

  1. Shane

    Shane Guest

    heh I just got these two emails inot my spam box
    from: "Service" <>
    Where we can inexorably bur our earring.A few trombones, and inside
    mastadon) to arrive at a state of labyrinthfundraiser reach an
    understanding with jersey cow from polar bear.Otis and I took cyprus mulch
    of (with for coward, bartender behind.line dancer around pour freezing
    cold water on guardian angel near, but scooby snack from can be kind to
    inside oil filter.And take a peek at the dark side of her pork chop.
    and
    from: "Service" <>
    When piroshki related to is nearest, pit viper related to a big fan of
    wedding dress about fundraiser.When behind particle accelerator is
    cosmopolitan, minivan living with defendant make love to tornado from ball
    bearing.Still admonish her from fundraiser for, mourn her ballerina
    defined by looking glass with asteroid living with dilettante.Furthermore,
    fire hydrant beyond espadrille reads a magazine, and tripod around make a
    truce with squid related to.

    and now I'm thinking WTF!
    not worm/virus related (at least the AV hasnt said so)
    not commercially related
    but unsolicited
    this is a crack up, but I wonder wtf the point is????
    oh and the other thing is the datestamps on them
    both set for 13/05/05 5:30 am(ish)
    time bomb?

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    Shane, May 6, 2005
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  2. In article <-a-geek.net>,
    Shane <-a-geek.net> wrote:

    > heh I just got these two emails inot my spam box
    > from: "Service" <>
    > Where we can inexorably bur our earring.A few trombones, and inside
    > mastadon) to arrive at a state of labyrinthfundraiser reach an
    > understanding with jersey cow from polar bear.Otis and I took cyprus mulch
    > of (with for coward, bartender behind.line dancer around pour freezing
    > cold water on guardian angel near, but scooby snack from can be kind to
    > inside oil filter.And take a peek at the dark side of her pork chop.
    > and
    > from: "Service" <>
    > When piroshki related to is nearest, pit viper related to a big fan of
    > wedding dress about fundraiser.When behind particle accelerator is
    > cosmopolitan, minivan living with defendant make love to tornado from ball
    > bearing.Still admonish her from fundraiser for, mourn her ballerina
    > defined by looking glass with asteroid living with dilettante.Furthermore,
    > fire hydrant beyond espadrille reads a magazine, and tripod around make a
    > truce with squid related to.
    >
    > and now I'm thinking WTF!
    > not worm/virus related (at least the AV hasnt said so)
    > not commercially related
    > but unsolicited
    > this is a crack up, but I wonder wtf the point is????
    > oh and the other thing is the datestamps on them
    > both set for 13/05/05 5:30 am(ish)
    > time bomb?


    Actually what it is is a set of random words. This randomness will
    prevent most baynessian spam filters from removing it or marking it as
    spam. This means that because it did not bounce, nor was it likely to be
    removed as spam, then it kind of verifies that your email address is a
    real live one.

    Now watch for the increase is spam to hit your mail box.

    More to the point, because it can be shown to be most like a "live one"
    then it is worth more $$ to the spam list creators for on selling.
     
    Dont want spam, May 6, 2005
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  3. Shane said the following on 6/05/2005 12:58 p.m.:
    > heh I just got these two emails inot my spam box
    > from: "Service" <>

    ___
    >
    > and now I'm thinking WTF!
    > not worm/virus related (at least the AV hasnt said so)
    > not commercially related
    > but unsolicited
    > this is a crack up, but I wonder wtf the point is????
    > oh and the other thing is the datestamps on them
    > both set for 13/05/05 5:30 am(ish)
    > time bomb?
    >

    Turn on HTML display and see the real spam part of it.

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    Collector»NZ, May 6, 2005
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  4. Shane

    Shane Guest


    > Actually what it is is a set of random words. This randomness will
    > prevent most baynessian spam filters from removing it or marking it as
    > spam. This means that because it did not bounce, nor was it likely to be
    > removed as spam, then it kind of verifies that your email address is a
    > real live one.
    >
    > Now watch for the increase is spam to hit your mail box.
    >
    > More to the point, because it can be shown to be most like a "live one"
    > then it is worth more $$ to the spam list creators for on selling.


    ah cool
    Ive been wanting my spam box to fill up (and get the bayenesian really
    earning its keep)
    its an interesting tactic though (the random words thing)
    Thanks

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    Hardware, n.: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked

    The best way to get the right answer on usenet is to post the wrong one.
     
    Shane, May 6, 2005
    #4
  5. Shane

    Shane Guest

    On Fri, 06 May 2005 14:02:39 +1200, Collector»NZ wrote:

    > Shane said the following on 6/05/2005 12:58 p.m.:
    >> heh I just got these two emails inot my spam box
    >> from: "Service" <>

    > ___
    >>
    >> and now I'm thinking WTF!
    >> not worm/virus related (at least the AV hasnt said so)
    >> not commercially related
    >> but unsolicited
    >> this is a crack up, but I wonder wtf the point is????
    >> oh and the other thing is the datestamps on them
    >> both set for 13/05/05 5:30 am(ish)
    >> time bomb?
    >>

    > Turn on HTML display and see the real spam part of it.



    oh shit
    ebay account spam
    too fucking funny
    thanks collector

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    Hardware, n.: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked

    The best way to get the right answer on usenet is to post the wrong one.
     
    Shane, May 6, 2005
    #5
  6. Shane

    thing Guest

    Shane wrote:
    > heh I just got these two emails inot my spam box
    > from: "Service" <>
    > Where we can inexorably bur our earring.A few trombones, and inside
    > mastadon) to arrive at a state of labyrinthfundraiser reach an
    > understanding with jersey cow from polar bear.Otis and I took cyprus mulch
    > of (with for coward, bartender behind.line dancer around pour freezing
    > cold water on guardian angel near, but scooby snack from can be kind to
    > inside oil filter.And take a peek at the dark side of her pork chop.
    > and
    > from: "Service" <>
    > When piroshki related to is nearest, pit viper related to a big fan of
    > wedding dress about fundraiser.When behind particle accelerator is
    > cosmopolitan, minivan living with defendant make love to tornado from ball
    > bearing.Still admonish her from fundraiser for, mourn her ballerina
    > defined by looking glass with asteroid living with dilettante.Furthermore,
    > fire hydrant beyond espadrille reads a magazine, and tripod around make a
    > truce with squid related to.
    >
    > and now I'm thinking WTF!
    > not worm/virus related (at least the AV hasnt said so)
    > not commercially related
    > but unsolicited
    > this is a crack up, but I wonder wtf the point is????
    > oh and the other thing is the datestamps on them
    > both set for 13/05/05 5:30 am(ish)
    > time bomb?
    >



    Are you running sendmail?

    regards

    Thing
     
    thing, May 6, 2005
    #6
  7. Shane

    Shane Guest


    >
    > Are you running sendmail?
    >
    > regards
    >
    > Thing


    ESMTP Postfix (Debian/GNU)

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    Hardware, n.: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked

    The best way to get the right answer on usenet is to post the wrong one.
     
    Shane, May 6, 2005
    #7
  8. Shane

    thing Guest

    Shane wrote:
    >>Are you running sendmail?
    >>
    >>regards
    >>
    >>Thing

    >
    >
    > ESMTP Postfix (Debian/GNU)
    >


    ah, yes...

    regards

    Thing
     
    thing, May 6, 2005
    #8
  9. Shane

    Enkidu Guest

    Shane wrote:
    > heh I just got these two emails inot my spam box
    > from: "Service" <>
    > Where we can inexorably bur our earring.A few trombones, and inside
    > mastadon) to arrive at a state of labyrinthfundraiser reach an
    > understanding with jersey cow from polar bear.Otis and I took cyprus mulch
    > of (with for coward, bartender behind.line dancer around pour freezing
    > cold water on guardian angel near, but scooby snack from can be kind to
    > inside oil filter.And take a peek at the dark side of her pork chop.
    > and
    > from: "Service" <>
    > When piroshki related to is nearest, pit viper related to a big fan of
    > wedding dress about fundraiser.When behind particle accelerator is
    > cosmopolitan, minivan living with defendant make love to tornado from ball
    > bearing.Still admonish her from fundraiser for, mourn her ballerina
    > defined by looking glass with asteroid living with dilettante.Furthermore,
    > fire hydrant beyond espadrille reads a magazine, and tripod around make a
    > truce with squid related to.
    >
    > and now I'm thinking WTF!
    > not worm/virus related (at least the AV hasnt said so)
    > not commercially related
    > but unsolicited
    > this is a crack up, but I wonder wtf the point is????
    > oh and the other thing is the datestamps on them
    > both set for 13/05/05 5:30 am(ish)
    > time bomb?
    >

    It the Friday 13th bomb. It will rm all partitions found in
    /etc/fstab at 12:34 (not 5:30am) on Friday 13th.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com
     
    Enkidu, May 6, 2005
    #9
  10. Shane

    Enkidu Guest

    Shane wrote:
    > On Fri, 06 May 2005 14:02:39 +1200, Collector»NZ wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Shane said the following on 6/05/2005 12:58 p.m.:
    >>
    >>>heh I just got these two emails inot my spam box
    >>>from: "Service" <>

    >>
    >>___
    >>
    >>>and now I'm thinking WTF!
    >>>not worm/virus related (at least the AV hasnt said so)
    >>>not commercially related
    >>>but unsolicited
    >>>this is a crack up, but I wonder wtf the point is????
    >>>oh and the other thing is the datestamps on them
    >>>both set for 13/05/05 5:30 am(ish)
    >>>time bomb?
    >>>

    >>
    >>Turn on HTML display and see the real spam part of it.

    >
    > oh shit
    > ebay account spam
    > too fucking funny
    > thanks collector
    >

    That's only what Windows users see. It's "bilingual". The
    Linux component will rm all drives in /etc/fstab.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com
     
    Enkidu, May 6, 2005
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  11. Shane

    Shane Guest


    > It the Friday 13th bomb. It will rm all partitions found in
    > /etc/fstab at 12:34 (not 5:30am) on Friday 13th.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Cliff


    I have noted a bit of spam coming through with the wrong date set, so when
    I go to report it with spamassassin its tricky to find (given I havent
    wiped anything off)
    I have remedied this situation by tidying up my email folder so its
    obvious which message is new,
    but this leads me to a question..........
    high volume mail servers, how do they get around it?
    or do they have a folder where all mail reported as spam is sent to?


    --
    Hardware, n.: The parts of a computer system that can be kicked

    The best way to get the right answer on usenet is to post the wrong one.
     
    Shane, May 6, 2005
    #11
  12. Shane

    Enkidu Guest

    Shane wrote:
    >>
    >>It the Friday 13th bomb. It will rm all partitions found in
    >>/etc/fstab at 12:34 (not 5:30am) on Friday 13th.
    >>

    Um, ignore my stupid joke above....
    >
    > I have noted a bit of spam coming through with the wrong
    > date set, so when I go to report it with spamassassin
    > its tricky to find (given I havent wiped anything off)
    > I have remedied this situation by tidying up my email folder so its
    > obvious which message is new,
    > but this leads me to a question..........
    > high volume mail servers, how do they get around it?
    > or do they have a folder where all mail reported as spam is sent to?
    >

    I ran a medium volume mail server. My setup was as follows:

    Server A received all email via exim4. It then used
    amavis-new to pass all incoming email to SpamAssassin and
    ClamAV. It then forwarded all mail onto Server B which
    either sent the mail to the internal Exchange server or sent
    it out to the clients who used the system for virtual email
    hosting. Server B accepted mail only from Server A and the
    internal Exchange Server.

    There was a folder that held the SPAM and another that held
    the mail with detected viruses. I just cleared them out
    every so often.

    Cheers,

    Cliff

    --

    Barzoomian the Martian - http://barzoomian.blogspot.com
     
    Enkidu, May 7, 2005
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  13. Shane

    Steve Guest

    On Fri, 06 May 2005 14:04:03 +1200, Shane wrote:


    > Ive been wanting my spam box to fill up (and get the bayenesian really
    > earning its keep)
    > its an interesting tactic though (the random words thing) Thanks


    <pedant>
    Seeing as nobody can spell it right, it's Bayesian, after Reverend Thomas
    Bayes (1702-1761).
    </pedant>

    Steve
     
    Steve, May 8, 2005
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