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Thursday, October 14, 2010

[SPAM] He found himself leading the process

Nothing new here, but interesting to note that this type of trick is still going around.

I am talking about an email you receive with (apparently) random text and attached a picture of viagra, cialis and other products you can buy at a very low price on some (Russian) website.

The email may look like this:

Email with attached picture.

With random text, I really mean sentences copy/pasted from books. Some examples:

On't stand it another winter!" "I'm not so sure it will be necessary,
after all," said their father, who seemed
to have dis

Source: Dab Kinzer by William O. Stoddard

The spiritual love their children
from their spiritual intelligence and moral life; thus they love them
from the fear of God and actual piety, or the piety of life, and at
the same time from affection and application
to uses serviceable to society, consequently from the virtues and
good morals which they possesse

Source: Delights of wisdom concerning conjugial love: after which follow pleasures ... by Emanuel Swedenborg

You can find either of these pictures in attachment:
Note: The URLs are already taken offline.



Picture 1


Picture 2


If we analyse the second link with VirusTotal's (fairly new) URL engine and URLVoid, we get these results:

VirusTotal - 0/6 (0.0 %) - VirusTotal Result
URLVoid - 3/17 (17 %) - URLVoid Result


Conclusion:
Again, do not open any attachments from senders you do not know or trust. If you see random text in an email and it doesn't seem to make sense, but you'd like to figure it out anyway, read more books or use your favorite search engine to look it up ;) .

2 comments:

  1. What happens when you visit the URL's? That might also be intresting for your readers...

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  2. Good point Frank ! Of course I checked whether the URLs were offline before I made them public :) . Next time I will include a note stating the URLs are offline.

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