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Re: [OT] PCYMTNQREAIYR, it really works.

On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 11:44:28AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
>>>Sent: 23 September 2004 15:40
>>>On Thu, Sep 23, 2004 at 01:14:39PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>>>>_Now_ is it on-topic?
>>>I have to point out that I'm getting spam to some new accounts which
>>>have only been used to send email to mailing lists which
>>>munge addresses
>>>with the "blah" method, so this isn't foolproof.
>>   Well, you've only got five chars of entropy in that one..... wouldn't
>> take long to fall to a dictionary attack!
>That, or someone actually quoting the e-mail address somewhere (e.g., in
>another archive).

Although I used my real email address above, it was just as an example.
The email address that I'm referring to was not the one above.  It was
*incredibly* stupid for me to use the above address in email given my
theory that spammers are actually familiar with the more common address
munging techniques.



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