{SPAM} New games for you

Robert Bonomi bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com
Mon Jun 20 00:58:18 UTC 2011

> From owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org  Sun Jun 19 06:38:27 2011
> Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2011 07:38:05 -0400
> From: Jerry <jerry at seibercom.net>
> To: FreeBSD <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Subject: Re: {SPAM}  New games for you
> On Sun, 19 Jun 2011 04:52:15 -0500 (CDT)
> Robert Bonomi <bonomi at mail.r-bonomi.com> articulated:
> > Anybody running procmail who is tired of this Netlog cr*p (thanks to
> > one Elias Shashati, who subscribed the questions mailing list to
> > their service) is welcome to use the procmail recipe that I have
> > posted at: <http://www.r-bonomi.com/procmailrecipe1.html>
> Interestingly enough, WOT <http://www.mywot.com/> rates that site "very
> poor" and displays a warning when it is visited.


Proof one should _not_ trust WOT ratings when they are based on small numbers
of reports.  In this instance, a 'sample size' of *ONE*.

Fact: there was _never_ any 'phishing' page on my server, as the user report
      claims.  What there -was-, was a copy of an eBay/Paypal ERROR PAGE, with
      the *only* distribution of that URL to eBay/Paypal customer support (by
      telephone) for purposes of resolving the problem that error page 

The 'vendor reliability' rating is meaningless, Assuming that that WOT user
making the rtingknew anyting about the vendor, which is unlikely :).  The 
machine intentinally mis-reports its vendor identity as a company that went
out of existance more than a decade ago.  Reported application versions are 
similar mis-directon.  The machine, itself, armor-plated and diamond-coated.
It is proof against _any_ attack other than 'denial of service' -- regardless
of any software vulnerabilites, *undiscovered* or otherwise.  All media with 
executables, or non-volatile data (like web pages),  are (hardware enforced)
read-only, and all writable media are flagged by the kernel such that any 
attempt to 'execute' any content from that media is disallowed. Even _I_ 
can't change anything without taking the machine off-line and into single-
user mode.  I can give _you_ console access *and* the super-user password,
the _worst_ you can do is denial of service.  <grin>

The other 'ratings' by that single user are similarly laughable. He has
no way of knowing anything about any of them.

All that said, thanks for the heads-up about mywot.com.  I've never heard
of them before this.  

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