__/ [ ato_zee@xxxxxxxxxxx ] on Sunday 30 April 2006 21:48 \__
> On 30-Apr-2006, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Ironically, some studies show that 80% of all the spam originates from
>> Windows machines which have been compromised (i.e. hijacked due to O/S
> Blame it on lack of foresight when the Internet was created, it allows
> anonymity, which is what the spammers hide behind.
> Forged email addresses for a start.
The spammers don't need forged addresses. They could deliver arbitrary
content (e.g. V1agra links) on behalf that whose machine had been
compromised. That is why ISP's want to start charging per E-mail (*cough*
mailing lists). Much of this trouble is due to the overly permissive way in
which the underlying operating system and Outlook (/Express) work.
Roy S. Schestowitz
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