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Live Journal Spam

I rarely get any comments on my live journal, so when I do it is noteworthy. I saw that I had a comment and was looking forward to what it said, only to discover it was spam. Now I know that live journal does a good job of preventing spam, but they do occasionally get through. What was interesting about this particular piece of spam was that I recognized the URL it was trying to get me to click.

It happened to be of a pattern which was prominent in 700 URLs I helped to classify at my job, specifically it contained the phrase porn-gratis. Every URL which contained this substring downloaded one or more virus on the users computer. I would have never clicked on the URL anyway, but it was nice to know for sure that it was a bad site.

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