[Slackbuilds-users] Google and spam [was: list spam]

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Fri May 16 14:06:51 UTC 2008

Rob McGee wrote:
> I will set about the task of getting a content filter on here ASAP,
> which might mean early next week. But would you Google fans get a load
> of (but don't go to) this, the spam URL ...
> http://www.google.de/pagead/iclk?sa=l&ai=afiMiH&adurl=%68%74%74%70%3A%2F%2F%6D%65%74%68%6F%64%70%72%6F%64%75%63%65%2E%63%6F%6D
> What a crock. How the heck is SpamAssassin supposed to catch something
> like that? Yet another example of Google's clueless spam support.
> Want to see another one, the one that first showed me that this problem
> existed?
> 	http://www.send-safe.com/
> Yes, go to that one. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the
> MAILTO: link. It has been there for years. I personally reported it to
> Google's unmanned abuse at gmail.com address. Ignored.
> Send-safe is botnet ratware. Google makes it possible for that bastard
> to collect money from spammers, who in turn send us crap like the above
> Google link. 
> Google is NOT your friend.

Just to add a bit more to that last thought, here's an interesting
link from the bugtraq security list:

There were quite a few replies, so if you can figure out how to
see the rest of the thread, it's worth a read.


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