Google Reader: Latest trend in Fakery

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Even only a year ago, spam primarily consisted only of unwanted email in your inbox.  But now as blogs become more popular, services such as Google Reader make it easy for people to aggregate those blog feeds (commonly RSS and Atom) into your inboxes.

Along with feeds/blogs to which you specifically subscribe, one can also subscribe to keywords and topics known as ‘tags’.  Replica watch spammers constantly have to innovate ways to make it to your computer without getting caught in your spam filters.  This is also a method some call ‘indirection’ which takes a web surfer to a page that acts as a placeholder prior to linking them to the actual website selling the goods.  This is a method to evade security features built into most popular browsers.  The image on the right is an example of what such an ad may look like.

Folks, if there is money in selling replicas, bad guys are going to figure out a way to sell them.  They key is staying one step ahead.  The only way to do that is to hire a good team.

Now I’m going to finish my coffee.

One comment on “Google Reader: Latest trend in Fakery

  1. noosa accommodation
    June 10, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    agree – let’s not kid ourselves. Irrationally designed

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