The comment spammers and virus senders are getting too damned sneaky... if I was paranoid I'd think they're out to get me ;o)
I wrote an article that discussed the HOSTS file yesterday:
A comment about that article was posted by "JoAnne" as follows:
"Wednesday, May 09 2007, @ 6:19 AM (-0800 GMT)
Very interesting piece on hosts files!
BUT!!! The URL that she included in her comment was for a p0*n site - I've got a screenshot of the original comment with p0*n URL intact. Of course, I replaced the p0*n URL with a technical URL about HOSTS files, just to make a point to the troublemaker, before allowing the comment to publish. I'm sure "JoAnne" will be back to see if her comment has been posted. So anyway "JoAnne, WebMistress"... you can consider this post to be a great big raspberry being blown in your general direction.
This is scary... do we have to check every damned URL of every comment just in case it's a dangerous site?
That's not the only frightening thing that happened today; I have to check all spam emails before deleting before them just in case one is legitimate. Anyway, Trend can display information about spam, attachment blocking, inappropriate content and virus spams in the same console screen. Anyway, Trend quarantined a virus email today, *but* the email was from a legitimate client email address and was addressed to the correct lawyer!! That is either an amazing coincidence or we're being targeted. Paranoia levels at the office have now hit super-high levels.