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Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]
Wow. Ya just gotta love the business model.
I've seen this kind of thing for Wind0ws in the past, but never for Linux; it seems the dirtbags are going upscale these days...
----- Forwarded message from linuxmaniakz <email@example.com> ----- To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [SPAM] New 0day Exploit. From: linuxxxxxxxx <email@example.com> Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 23:27:09 -0500 XPLOITS FOR SKILLFUL LINUX USERS Please if you get this mail , do not forward it , because its for you, you we're chosen by us to be sent this mail so keep it that way. ==================================================================== BLACKMARKET SITE , THIS IS JUST A PRIV8 NEW EXPLOITS MAIL SUBSCRIBER ==================================================================== We are sending you this mail not for knowledge but for ownage : 2.4.* <.30 2.6.* <.19 kernel bug First 5 exploits are free but source is hidden , if you want the source and more private exploits you will have to pay. Thank you very much. ==================================================================== http://xxxxxxx.xxx.xx/x/xxxxxx.gz ; gunzip xxxxxx.gz ==================================================================== If you are not interested please delete this message bye. ----- End forwarded message ----- -- * Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *
René Pfeiffer [lynx at luchs.at]
On May 18, 2007 at 1138 -0500, Ben Okopnik appeared and said:
> Wow. Ya just gotta love the business model. > > I've seen this kind of thing for Wind0ws in the past, but never for > Linux; it seems the dirtbags are going upscale these days...
I'd say that's a sure sign of Linux being mature enough for big business. Do you think we should tell Steve Ballmer about this? He might get on YouTube again with a new dance...
Best wishes, René, who heard a talk of an Austrian federal police investigator and was amazed how many people actually answer dubious spam mails (and some even get beaten up rather unvirtually when trying to keep dirty money).