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Sat, 22 Jul 2006 19:46:29

Anonymous

This post is shit! Spam bots suck!! <!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: -->
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 20:03:22

Zordon

Hey, sorry I don't understand your language. English please.
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 21:43:12

The 4th Class

It's a spambot.
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 22:36:02

Zordon

Hot damn, why and how does it attack?
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 22:45:53

Crimson Wizard

<!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> And it talks using standart Cyrillic coding <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> I hope he didn't come on my tail here... <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) -->
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:16:24

Zordon

I clicked on the link before he edited it, did I fucken download a virus or spyware? <!-- s:!: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_exclaim.gif" alt=":!:" title="Exclamation" /><!-- s:!: -->
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:20:56

Crimson Wizard

How in hell I could know? <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> He simply said he wants to buy a licensed version of MS Windows or MS Office , or other MS products.
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:28:30

The 4th Class

To answer your first question, certain individuals or companies launch spambots across the web to advertise their new product, or whatever. I don't know how they all work, but usually the spambot will email every email address possible on the internet (starting with <!-- e --><a href="mailto:a@a.a">a@a.a</a><!-- e -->, then <!-- e --><a href="mailto:a@a.b">a@a.b</a><!-- e -->, then <!-- e --><a href="mailto:a@a.c">a@a.c</a><!-- e -->, all the way down.) If the person holding the email address sends a reply to the mail or even opens it sometimes, then the spambot will trigger that address as a valid one and put it on a mailing list. That's basically one way how spam is spread worldwide. To answer your second question, I'd say it's very unlikely you've got a virus from this specific link. While yes, some spambots are malicious because they were programmed by sadistic assholes, most of them are just a harmless (though very annoying) advertisement. Best way to prevent stuff like this is to never click a spambot's link again. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> And if you're worried you downloaded a virus or spyware, just run a virusscan program and clean everything out. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:31:25

The 4th Class

[quote="Crimson Wizard":24sdv2f3]How in hell I could know? <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> He simply said he wants to buy a licensed version of MS Windows or MS Office , or other MS products. Huh? All I got from his message was this jargon:
????? Windows ????? Windows, Office, Server ? ?????? ???????????? ?? Microsoft ?????? ?? ?-???? [url:24sdv2f3]http://fuck%20you,%20spambot! ????? ????????, ????????????, ?? ?????? (?????, ??????,????????).
So either he's using a cyrillic font that my browser can't understand, or you can transliterate encrypted assembly code. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:36:40

Crimson Wizard

I dunno, I set standard Cyrillic (Windows) coding. I can print likewise: Привет, меня зовут Иван, я из России. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> EDIT: Hmmm that's interesting. My coding differs from his one. While I can read my writing I cannot read his.
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:38:42

The 4th Class

Yeah I can read your Russian in genuine Cyrillic, just not the spambot's. <!-- s:? --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_confused.gif" alt=":?" title="Confused" /><!-- s:? -->
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 23:46:16

Crimson Wizard

I think it depends on some features (languages/ fonts) installed on your computer.
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 00:16:44

Firebrand

I just edited the post, since it was nothing but spam... <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P -->
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 04:10:11

The 4th Class

LOL I already edited it 5 hours ago. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> At first I thought you edited my edited version to censor the foul language I replaced the link with. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 18:40:11

dj_jl

I dunno, I set standard Cyrillic (Windows) coding. I can print likewise: Привет, меня зовут Иван, я из России. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> EDIT: Hmmm that's interesting. My coding differs from his one. While I can read my writing I cannot read his.
Your works because in HTML it uses encoded unicode characters. His printing uses plain ANSI characters so to read it you must set Cyrillic encoding from the View menu (since the web page itself specifies Western encoring).
Sun, 23 Jul 2006 18:52:25

Crimson Wizard

Well, now I know this, thanks.

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