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 vulnerabilities).
I've seen some of that. However, most of the SPAM I see ends up
coming from 3Com, Sun, Microsoft, a variety of Chinese domains,
and a couple Microsoft startup companies... (Encarta and some other
When I was an AOL member, much of the SPAM came from AOL
and AOL addresses (everyone can see your screen name and send
you email). Compuserve wasn't all that bad because it was a nerdy
type of thing and I kind of liked the nerdy SPAM there. Some
company sent out a load of CD trays, CD towers, CD racks (free
of charge). It was all way overpriced so sales never got off the
ground. Especially when dollar stores sold the same thing for a
dollar and the wholesaler asked $20.00 wholesale.
Anyways, I received an email from Steve Case in 1990 or there-
abouts. The modem was a 300 baud modem at that time. And
the executable for that service was named GEOS.EXE. Still have
the 720KB disk it came on. Don't know what happened to the
5.25" disks. The company that made the disk was known by
another name... Quantum, but Steve announced late in 2000 the
name would change. It later became known as America Online,
then in 1995 they bought up Compuserve and other companies
and then bought/merged with Time Warner. Now, they offer
Internet Service under dozens of different company names.
Back in the early 1990s an operating system came about to
compete with Windows 3.1. That OS was named GeoWorks
Sorry, I don't know who Sergey Brin is. :-)
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