Sunday, February 01, 2009

Spammers are bypassing ICQ spam protection put up by tools/alternative clients

As some of you might maybe know, there are ICQ tools/alternative clients that allows to protect yourself against spammers by putting up a security question until they can send you messages.

Now, ICQ spammers decided to start their spamming with the word "Earth" which is the default answer for such protections. (The question asked is "How is the planet on which we are living called?")

The client then responds "You are now able to directly send messages".

In the case of having no anti spam protection like those in action, you will probably ask "pardon?" and the spammer sends you the spamming message anyway

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