Comments: Threatwatch - "you again operate impulsively in the manner"

Lost me on that one - it's not immediately obvious to me what you are saying...

Are you just forwarding a bit of malicious mail that was sent with your email address as originator? I get that all the time...

Posted by Digbyt at July 18, 2006 09:30 AM

The point here is that the virus sender was experimenting with tools to create an interesting message. The text looks like it was some amusingly interesting message, that was written in one language then translated using google/babelfish, etc. E.g., a googley spam.

What I'm wondering here for the next step is what happens when they just simply copy real text? It's not as if there is any shortage of real text out there.

That then will have the apparent effect of an actual identity impersonation, which might lead to more demand for digsig email. Dunno, just musing. Of course, it's darn rude to forward ones spam around, the lowest of the low :)

Posted by Iang at July 18, 2006 09:34 AM

I wonder when we will begin to see spam that has specifically targets a person (say, Alice), and alongside with a dossier on Alice, has a repository of examples of things she might say to people, or mabye spies on her looking for things she has said to some people(ie intercepts her email), and to either repeat it outright (as another poster has mentioned, along with some nefarious other stuff) or to mangle it together to create something that sounds like she might say it, even if she never has. Use of SIPs and all.

It would be somewhat difficult, but I wouldn't put it past those who have a good deal of interest in having spam actually received, and who have already come a long way since even just ten years ago.

Posted by themusicgod1 at July 22, 2006 11:40 PM
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