Archive for January, 2005

[net_life] Apparently They Let Just Anyone Phish These Days

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2005 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Recieved at agora.rdrop.com by me, is the following lame-o, crapass example of phishing (grammar and spacing preserved as in the original):

From:management@rdrop.com
Subject:notify about using the e-mail account.

Dear user of Rdrop.com,

We warn you about some attacks on your e-mail account. Your computer may
contain viruses, in order to keep your computer and e-mail account safe,
please, follow the instructions.

Further details can be obtained from attached file.

For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is “53501”.

Kind regards,
The Rdrop.com team http://www.rdrop.com

There was an attachment. A file, textdocument.zip, of a 12.1 Kb size. Naturally I didn’t open it; I run on a Macintosh anyway, so the likely-Wintel payload wouldn’t have done a thing. But it may be some sort of nasty un*x script or something, so why tempt fate?

Isn’t it a howl? I mean, how dumass can you be to say that a file is password protected for security, then send the password in the clear?

There are all sorts of script kiddies, crackers, phishers, what have you. But apparently the newest are those to whom the idea of posting email involves writing with a Crayola[tm] directly on the screen.

Seems impossible, but there is someone out there giving phishers an even worse image than already they had!.

There’s no “management@rdrop.com”. There’s no “Rdrop.com team”.

But there is a URL as http://www.rdrop.com.

At least they got that right.

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[net_life] Apparently They Let Just Anyone Phish These Days

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2005 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Recieved at agora.rdrop.com by me, is the following lame-o, crapass example of phishing (grammar and spacing preserved as in the original):

From:management@rdrop.com

Subject:notify about using the e-mail account.

Dear user of Rdrop.com,

We warn you about some attacks on your e-mail account. Your computer may

contain viruses, in order to keep your computer and e-mail account safe,

please, follow the instructions.

Further details can be obtained from attached file.

For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is “53501”.

Kind regards,

The Rdrop.com team http://www.rdrop.com

There was an attachment. A file, textdocument.zip, of a 12.1 Kb size. Naturally I didn’t open it; I run on a Macintosh anyway, so the likely-Wintel payload wouldn’t have done a thing. But it may be some sort of nasty un*x script or something, so why tempt fate?

Isn’t it a howl? I mean, how dumass can you be to say that a file is password protected for security, then send the password in the clear?

There are all sorts of script kiddies, crackers, phishers, what have you. But apparently the newest are those to whom the idea of posting email involves writing with a Crayola[tm] directly on the screen.

Seems impossible, but there is someone out there giving phishers an even worse image than already they had!.

There’s no “management@rdrop.com”. There’s no “Rdrop.com team”.

But there is a URL as http://www.rdrop.com.

At least they got that right.

[net_life] Apparently They Let Just Anyone Phish These Days

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2005 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

Recieved at agora.rdrop.com by me, is the following lame-o, crapass example of phishing (grammar and spacing preserved as in the original):

From:management@rdrop.com
Subject:notify about using the e-mail account.

Dear user of Rdrop.com,

We warn you about some attacks on your e-mail account. Your computer may
contain viruses, in order to keep your computer and e-mail account safe,
please, follow the instructions.

Further details can be obtained from attached file.

For security reasons attached file is password protected. The password is “53501”.

Kind regards,
The Rdrop.com team http://www.rdrop.com

There was an attachment. A file, textdocument.zip, of a 12.1 Kb size. Naturally I didn’t open it; I run on a Macintosh anyway, so the likely-Wintel payload wouldn’t have done a thing. But it may be some sort of nasty un*x script or something, so why tempt fate?

Isn’t it a howl? I mean, how dumass can you be to say that a file is password protected for security, then send the password in the clear?

There are all sorts of script kiddies, crackers, phishers, what have you. But apparently the newest are those to whom the idea of posting email involves writing with a Crayola[tm] directly on the screen.

Seems impossible, but there is someone out there giving phishers an even worse image than already they had!.

There’s no “management@rdrop.com”. There’s no “Rdrop.com team”.

But there is a URL as http://www.rdrop.com.

At least they got that right.

[us_politics] Ron Wyden, Democrat

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2005 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

The first two votes of this Congress that Ron participated in:

1. On sustaining the objection to the Ohio vote count: Nay
2. On confirming El Arroz de Condoleeza for US Secretary of State: Yea.

Fortunately, it’s early in the term.

Still, I wish he’d have stood against Arroz as State. He would have had numbers with him then.
But if this goes on, someone’s gotta FedEx him a backbone.

[us_politics] The Big Asterisk

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2005 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

George W. Bush won the race for President by the narrowest margin of any candidate, ever. [1][2]

Condoleeza Rice (or, en Espanyol, El Arroz de Condoleeza) was confirmed for the post of Secretary of State with the most “No” votes of any candidate, ever.

[1] For the sake of argument, we’ll take the vote totals as they are given.
[2] Make that two asterisks for GWB.

[us_politics] Ron Wyden, Democrat

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2005 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

The first two votes of this Congress that Ron participated in:

1. On sustaining the objection to the Ohio vote count: Nay

2. On confirming El Arroz de Condoleeza for US Secretary of State: Yea.

Fortunately, it’s early in the term.

Still, I wish he’d have stood against Arroz as State. He would have had numbers with him then.

But if this goes on, someone’s gotta FedEx him a backbone.

[us_politics] Ron Wyden, Democrat

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2005 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

The first two votes of this Congress that Ron participated in:

1. On sustaining the objection to the Ohio vote count: Nay
2. On confirming El Arroz de Condoleeza for US Secretary of State: Yea.

Fortunately, it’s early in the term.

Still, I wish he’d have stood against Arroz as State. He would have had numbers with him then.
But if this goes on, someone’s gotta FedEx him a backbone.