Fun_People Archive
25 Dec
The automated anti-spammers.

Date: Sun, 25 Dec 94 12:00:23 PST
To: Fun_People
Subject: The automated anti-spammers.

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: (Kurt J. Lidl)

In case you missed it...  The automated anti-spammers are alive
and well.  USENET, ponderous as ever, is growing an immune system.


RISKS-LIST: RISKS-FORUM Digest  Friday 23 December 1994  Volume 16 : Issue 67

From: (Edupage)
Subject: Cancelbot Derails Online Promo (WSJ via Edupage 12/20/94)

Messages promoting "Netchat," a new book by Michael Wolff, have been
unceremoniously wiped out by someone calling him/herself "Cancelmoose."
The vigilante, who used a program called a cancelbot, worked through a
computer in Finland that enables a mail sender to remain anonymous, and
claims to have performed similar services more than a dozen times in the
past.  (*Wall Street Journal*, 20 Dec 1994, p. B7)

[=] © 1994 Peter Langston []