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Re: [Article] Things you don't want Search Engines to find

__/ [canadafred] on Friday 17 February 2006 02:37 \__

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:dt380b$llc$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> http://www.siliconvalleysleuth.com/2006/02/things_you_dont.html
>> [ Things you don't want Google to find ]
>> "Hacking Google" isn't exactly new. That is, using the search engine to
>> look
>> for confidential information..."
> Wow, that's an interesting read. Most web users today, I think, know not to
> give out their personal information lightly. I can see from this report how
> important it is to make sure we approach the reputable companies that have
> our personal information and verify that they have hack-proof data bases
> and don't just offer our information to anyone.

About a month ago, a colleague of mine got furious not only to have
discovered (through Google of course) his full name in a public page of an
employment agency. but also his mug up, which was put up on the Web site and
snatched by Google Images. The page is no longer up, but Google Cache lives

> On another note, lately I have been getting tons of spam from corrupt
> sources pretending to be everything from PayPal to Microsoft. These types
> of email frauds are pretty darn convincing. I can see how easy theft
> identity can be from a Internet novice's perspective. Perhaps discussing it
> more amongst professionals will help educate the public more.
> Thanks Roy for the Heads Up.

I am deeply concerned about the performance of spamassassin. I hear that
GMail have similar issues. Heaps of spam are getting through to accounts
that have no challenge/response filter. These account were virtually
spam-free until about 1-2 weeks ago. The spam arrives from what are
supposedly-captured Windows boxes across the world. I estimate I absorb
nearly 100 per day, which makes reviewing of the spam boxes impractical and
very, very shallow.


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