Archive for the ‘Scams & Spams’ Category

To The Spammer… (SFW)

Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:25 4 Comments

…who has asked me about 80 times in the last week if I know where to get ‘pussy movies’, so here’s two of my favourites. Cat Man Do Ninja Cat

This was posted under category: Funnies, Scams & Spams

27 Ways To Spot A Scam Lottery Win

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 7:21 58 Comments

…at least, according to this email I received. See if you can spot the cues that made me suspect that it might not be entirely genuine… I reckon there are three clues in the header alone. From: “UK National Lottery” auto@[obscured].com Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 16:55:56 +0000 To: Subject: [Spam] Results 2009 First, the [...]

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Spamalot: I would have dumped her the first time, mate…

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:35 No Comments

So I just got a call from my girl friend that she has been fucking around with my uncle!!! So like any angry boy friend I have choosen to share every naked photo I have of her to the internet. I have downloaded the pics…Spammer To start with, I think you mean uploaded. Downloaded would [...]

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Stainless Steel Spam

Friday, November 20, 2009 17:47 33 Comments

Okay, so I’ve been away. I may get to the details of that at a later point in time, but more importantly, here I am, back and ready to rock. Obviously after a little break, one of the things that I discovered is that there was a certain amount of spam comments which had been [...]

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Friday, October 23, 2009 16:43 29 Comments

Afghanistans nomination commission has ordered a runoff selectionSpammer Err… yes… thanks for letting me know. I always seek to find out the latest international and political news through people posting comments on my blog which have nothing to do with the subject in question. You won’t catch me reading the paper, reading online news or [...]

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How Safe Is Your Data?

Saturday, October 10, 2009 7:20 3 Comments

Obviously, you can take all the precautions you want over how you look after your personal data: keep your firewall and anti-virus up to date, don’t respond to phishing emails, don’t install software of dubious provenance on your computer and so on, but that’s only protecting the data at your end. What happens when it [...]

This was posted under category: Public Sector, Scams & Spams

Spam Offers It’s Easy To Refuse

Monday, September 21, 2009 7:20 3 Comments

The other day a spammer attempted to post a comment on my site, suggesting that I may be looking for a new mobile phone (and I may well be doing that shortly) I should not go elsewhere until I had seen what they had to offer: Don’t buy your next mobile phone until you know [...]

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Trademark Problems

Sunday, September 20, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

Oh no, what can I possibly do? I have just been informed that: We are a professional internet consultant organization in Asia, we have a pretty important issue needing to confirm with your company. On Sep,8,2009, we received an application formally, one company named [company name] applied for the brand keyword “thepickards” and following domain [...]

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Racism: Infidel Papers and Counting Mohammeds

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 16:04 331 Comments

Now and again, I get those big chain emails forwarded on to me by people who think that they are funny, that the messages are inspiring, or that there’s certain information I just must know. I don’t tend to get these emails very often because I tend to work on the theory that if it’s [...]

This was posted under category: Equality, Media, Politics, Scams & Spams

Sophos Anti Rootkit

Friday, August 21, 2009 7:20 15 Comments

This is a public service announcement. Sophos have updated their free rootkit detection and removal tool. If you have already got it, update it. If you’ve not already got it, download it. It’s particularly important to have protection against (or at least a way of scanning for) rootkits because of their stealth: Rootkits can lie [...]

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