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blue security hacked?
    #5580598 - 05/02/06 07:41 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

ok, i know there is rules against posting emails, but me and my friend both are registered at blue security ( the frog banner here on the shroomery)

we have both noticed our spam has tripled over the last 3-5 days.

This morning my friend got this email.

Quote:

Hey,

You are recieving this email because you are a
member of BlueSecurity
(http://www.bluesecurity.com).
You signed up because you were expecting to
recieve a lesser amount of spam, unfortunately, due to
the tactics used by BlueSecurity, you will end up
recieving this message, or other nonsensical
spams 20-40 times more than you would normally.

How do you make it stop?

Simple, in 48 hours, and every 48 hours
thereafter, we will run our current list of BlueSecurity
subscribers through BlueSecurity's database, if
you arent there.. you wont get this again.

We have devised a method to retrieve your address
from their database, so by signing up and
remaining a BlueSecurity user not only are you opening
yourself up for this, you are also potentially
verifying your email address through them to even
more spammers, and will end up getting up even more
spam as an end-result.

By signing up for bluesecurity, you are doing the
exact opposite of what you want, so delete your
account, and you will stop recieving this.

Why are we doing this?

Its simple, we dont want to, but BlueSecurity is
forcing us. We would much rather not waste our
resources and send you these useless mails, but do
not believe for one second that we will stop this
tirade of emails if you choose to stay with
BlueSecurity.
Just remember one thing when you read this, we
didnt do this to you, BlueSecurity did.

If BlueSecurity decides to play fair, we will do
the same.

Just remove yourself from BlueSecurity, and make
it easier on you.

Ward Major




normally i wouldnt think twice about this type of email, but the increase in spam got me wondering so I went to the blue security site. and its down......


any other blue security user having issues?


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Re: blue security hacked? [Re: ChromeCrow]
    #5580873 - 05/02/06 09:47 AM (18 years, 1 month ago)

look what I found, using google
http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/3011

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Re: blue security hacked? [Re: daussaulit]
    #5582275 - 05/02/06 05:48 PM (18 years, 30 days ago)

I love my blue frog.  :thumbup:


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2) You can't have an abortion no matter how much you don't want a child.
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Re: blue security hacked? [Re: ChromeCrow]
    #5582571 - 05/02/06 06:47 PM (18 years, 30 days ago)


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Re: blue security hacked? [Re: Diploid]
    #5582619 - 05/02/06 06:58 PM (18 years, 30 days ago)

http://www.wired.com/news/technology/internet/0,70798-0.html?tw=wn_technology_1

By Joanna Glasner| Also by this reporter
15:00 PM May, 02, 2006

An unusual spam war has erupted on the net, pitting an apparently irate spammer against an Israeli antispam firm that claims it's making junk e-mailers think twice about bugging its customers.

Blue Security's controversial method uses reverse spam, if you will, returning massive quantities of opt-out messages to companies it identifies as spammers.

Apparently the companies on the receiving end don't like it one bit.

In an escalation of hostilities this week, Blue Security customers began receiving thousands of messages demanding that members either drop the company's service or continue to receive an avalanche of unwanted e-mails. In addition, U.S. internet users were unable to access Blue Security's website Tuesday. The company said it is still investigating the cause, which may have been a distributed denial of service attack.

"We have devised a method to retrieve your address from their database," one message states. "So by signing up and remaining a Blue Security user not only are you opening yourself up for this, you are also potentially verifying your e-mail address through them to even more spammers."

Blue Security's founder and CEO, Eran Reshef, called the spammer's allegations of a security hole a baseless scare tactic. Bulk e-mailers, he said, want to stifle the spread of Blue Frog, a tool that customers install on their computers that automatically floods spammers with opt-out messages.

"The best way to combat this is to continue running the Blue Frog," Reshef said.

The spammer's counteroffensive comes as Blue Security, a 2-year-old firm based in Israel, claims to be making dramatic progress in stopping spam.

Three weeks ago, Blue Security said, the world's top junk mailer, responsible for about 9 percent of all spam, stopped sending messages to inboxes of its half-million registered users. On Monday, the company said, the second-largest spammer started contacting its affiliates and advising them not to contact Blue Frog users.

Blue Security's controversial spam-fighting approach is modeled as a sort of e-mail version of the Federal Communications Commission's national Do Not Call registry. Through its "Do Not Intrude Registry," users send automated messages opting out of future mailings from spammers, a right spelled out in the Can-Spam Act.

Not everyone is sold on the concept.

Critics of Blue Security's methodology say that by maintaining a list of people who don't want spam, the company makes users vulnerable to the kind of attack that occurred this week.

"The bad guys will be able to figure out who's on the list, and they'll be able to play games like this," said John Levine, a board member of the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email. "It's the obvious counterattack of an annoyed spammer."


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1) You can't get married to your spouse who is the same sex as you.
2) You can't have an abortion no matter how much you don't want a child.
3) You can't have a certain plant in your possession or you'll get locked up with a rapist and a murderer.

4) We need a smaller, less-intrusive government.

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Re: blue security hacked? [Re: Diploid]
    #5582660 - 05/02/06 07:09 PM (18 years, 30 days ago)

http://www.bluesecurity.com/

The Blue Independence War
Today is Israel's Independence Day. It's a public holiday in Israel, but all of us in Blue Security are working. But we are glad we're working. We're helping the community fight the Blue Independence War. We fight for our freedom from spammers and cyber criminals. This is our big chance to reclaim the Internet. We must not let it slip from our hands.

Some desperate spammers are doing its worst to harm our community. They'd like us to back off, and agree to get their spam silently. Needless to say, that is not going to happen. We're not here to listen to their vile threats and fraudulent advertisements. We're here to stand up for our right to be let alone.

You may wonder what you can do to help win the Blue Independence War. Here are some ideas:

Run your frog and report your spam
Tell you friends to join the fight
Write to your local newspaper about Blue Frog
Search for news sites, blogs and forums that discuss "blue security" or "blue frog" and post positive comments
Ask your representative to show support for the Blue Frog
If you have a blog, write an item about the blue frog
We need to be patient and prepare for more attacks. Some top spammers embrace the change and comply. Other spammers believe they can coerce us into obedience. Let's show them this is not going to happen.


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Republican Values:

1) You can't get married to your spouse who is the same sex as you.
2) You can't have an abortion no matter how much you don't want a child.
3) You can't have a certain plant in your possession or you'll get locked up with a rapist and a murderer.

4) We need a smaller, less-intrusive government.

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