on Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:41:16PM -0400, Jeff Elkins (email@example.com) wrote: > On Friday 17 October 2003 11:59 am, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote: > >> Not to mention, swen harvests addresses from usenet, not the web archives > >>(or so I'm told). > > I haven't seen these reports. Even if so (and I'm not doubting you), http://www.europe.f-secure.com/v-descs/swen.shtml > I'd wager that scraping web pages for addresses is more prevalent than > spammers trolling usenet or listservs for victims. In the case of Swen, you'd lose your bet. > Personally, I don't see web obfuscation as a huge loss or as a > violation of debian principles. It would close a gaping hole, and > probably harm no one (except spammers). Then munge your address. Realize, however, that your "security" is lost the second someone manages to post it. I prefer locking down my systems against the crud, but keeping my address available. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Don't suspect your friends -- turn them in! -- "Brazil"
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