Sunday, May 02, 2004

Gmail - Inbox -- first spam is eBay account phishing!

Gmail - Inbox

I got my first spam on my beta gmail account. The address has never bene published, so this was a dictionairy attack. It was a "phishing" spam for a fraudulent eBay account. GMail put it into my spam box, from which there's a convenient "delete forever" option.

Soon the deluge will begin. I'm curious to see how GMail will handle this.

We know how to fix spam, now we're waiting for things to get bad enough to enable the fixes. Unfortunately I think the overkilll (Microsoft/Intel's Passport/DRM/"trusted computing") solutions will be the winners.

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