[Freedombox-discuss] SPAM

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Tue Mar 13 20:18:37 UTC 2012

On 12-03-13 at 12:00pm, 
fbox-discuss20120313.neophyte_rep at ordinaryamerican.net wrote:
> I have received a solicitation to help transfer a large sum of money 
> to the U.S. from our troops in Iraq.  I already understand this is a 
> phishing SPAM message.  The only reason I post this is the address 
> used was only available in the archives of 
> freedombox-discuss at lists.alioth.debian.org, because I use a whitelist 
> relay for all my email which allows me to use a unique address for all 
> my correspondence.
> Perhaps the list archive could have better obfuscation of the 
> addresses than the form "user at domain.tld"?  Surely that is just as 
> easy to scan for as "user at domain.tld".  I've seen other obfuscations 
> such as "user at doma..." on other lists.  Perhaps someone could 
> implement such an obfuscation here?

Please don't obfuscate - that hurts users but less so spammers: Schemes 
easy for users to figure out are easy for spammers to figure out too.

I let you be certain the leakage happened via this mailinglist.

But why certain the leakage happened via the its web archive?

Not some other archive womewhere?

Not some virus infected mail client?

 - Jonas

 * Jonas Smedegaard - idealist & Internet-arkitekt
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