Masked Scheduler Blog Now with Gadgets & Electronics

MaskedScheduler.blogspot.com was once the abandoned blog of a Fox exec who would write about past successes and current failures.  It was great reading.   For whatever reason, the Masked Scheduler decided to confine his prose to Twitter’s 140 characters and the blog wasn’t used anymore. Fast forward to today,  and I find my RSS reader suddenly …

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Google Docs Viagra Spam

I was going through my Cox inbox and found Viagra spam with a link to http://doc.google.com/View?id=dfpqm7ft_0tt6xhdd2. Its nothing new that spammers have been taking advantage of Google. Its just kind of annoying to me that this message was sent on October 30th, today is November 10th and the linked Viagra Google doc is still up …

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Virginia High Court Strike Down Anti-Spam Law

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/12/AR2008091201211.html?hpid=topnews In 2004 Jeremy Jaynes was convicted under Virginia’s Anti-Spam law for sending 10 million spam emails through AOL servers located in Virginia. Virginia’s Supreme Court has overturned that conviction and struck down the Anti-spam law. “The court unanimously agreed with Jeremy Jaynes’ argument that the law violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment …

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Iconix Phishing Protection

A couple days ago I received email from Paypal titled “New PayPal Plug-In – Shop anywhere online.” That struck me as kind of suspicious so I looked at the mail headers. The headers showed the message did originate with Paypal’s servers, and more importantly it contained a domain key (DKIM). According to Wikipedia, “DomainKeys is …

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CBL List (partially) Blocks MessageLabs

Looks like the shoe is on the other foot. Last week I was chortling that MessageLabs was tar pitting Google in an automatic response to gmail sending out so much spam. Now some of MessageLabs IPs have been blocked by the CBL. Apparently that is rather widely used. I’ve already seen rejections from Cox and …

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