Security's Everyman

Security's Everyman

Friday, March 02, 2007

Spammers Gone Wild

I checked my Yahoo account this morning and noticed that I had an unusually large amount of spam. When I checked it I found that I had 38 messages all informing me that I could get a Nintendo WII or a PS3 for free. That's a new record for me receiving the same message at the same time.

I wonder if they came from different spam bots or do we have a "rogue" bot out there doing it's own thing. BTW, if anyone knows how I can check the email headers on yahoo let me know. That will answer my question.


Erkan Tugral said...


For header checking in yahoo mail:
Open mail and click "full headers" link on lower right corner of the page.

Andy, ITGuy said...

Thanks for the tip. I guess it pays to look at the WHOLE page.

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