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Re: [OT] PCYMTNQREAIYR, it really works.

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> 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.
> Sigh.
> cgf

FWIW, the cat was out of the bag lo-ong before: just do a Google search on
the munged version of your real address...  Oh, and the unmunged version
turns up some results too, for a real measure....  Sigh, indeed.
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