[SpamCop-List] Re: OT Just for grins, here's a cute one
MikeE at ster.invalid
Thu Oct 28 08:17:15 EDT 2004
> Fred Langa, in his latest newsletter, recommends a web site for a
> listing of all the best adware fighting tools, tutorials, etc.,
> which IN ITSELF, adds spyware to its visitors machines!
> Specifically, it tries to load Avenue A Inc. onto each visitor's
> machine. Fairly innocuous spyware, I agree, but still done
> covertly, and reports your activities.
I would describe that 'recommends' differently.
Langa's Oct 28 newsletter cited a reader's recommendation of a msn groups
page called Malware Countermeasures^1 which is located in a subsection
of TeMerc Internet Security Site^2.
What adware tries to happen as a consequence of visiting a msn.groups.com
page isn't Fred Langa's fault or even the reader who recommended the
page, which simply has links to a lot of applications and tutorials for
their use. Everyone should be configured sufficiently securely that that
isn't even a problem.
Interestingly, when I was trying to define the 'relationship' to the link
which the Langa reader posted as a snipurl, the 'malware countermeasures'
page^1 and the 'front' page^2 of the TeMerc security site - what was
completely missing was a link from the long column of subsections on the
left of the front page [and all pages] at TeMerc's msngroups page/s.
I was only able to find a 'direct' link to the countermeasures page in
the spyware warrior forum^3 comments by the TeMerc's author - who is also
the admin of that forum. Strange that there is no link to it at the
site's left column of links, that I can find.
Malware Countermeasures I Use\Tutorials For Them
Relentless in the extrication of malware!! Welcome to my site.
^3 http://spywarewarrior.com/ Spyware Warrior Forums - Help with Spyware,
Hijackers & Other Internet Nuisances
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