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Lots of SPAM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12368

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Anyone else getting bogus email purportedly from the forum?

I just got about 5 more, and maybe 10 yesterday. They start like this:

A new topic has been created on the Wicked Edge

Message Subject : Suggestions for own Cost-effective NFL JerseysYour current Adrian Peterson loath of the Mn Vikings is usually a solitary of the quite a few suggested Category : Spyderco Posted by : bzdiwfcfd
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I would not follow the link!!!
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Re: Lots of SAPM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12370

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Haven't seen the bogus e-mails, but the other night I typed in the Wicked Edge website address and got diverted to some other site that was a bit weird.

I just wrote it off to the vagaries of the internet but combined with what you wrote, maybe a bug/malware/virus of some kind....

I don't even click the links that family & friends send me unless they tell me in person they are sending something!

Thanks for saying something.
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Re: Lots of SAPM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12372

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I sent an email to Clay about it. He said he is aware of it. It sounds like the upgrade to the latest software version should be more secure. As he said, "all of this hacking is driving everyone batty".

I just consider this round of SPAM as a minor inconvenience. Thought I would throw it out to see if I was all alone in getting this stuff. It may be keyed to threads that I am subscribed to.

:(

Clay said the upgrade would happen soon though...
:)
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Re: Lots of SAPM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12373

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I've seen issues like this, even had it happen to one of my websites a few years back when the host's email servers got breached by some spammers out of Turkey. They started sending emails in bulk from different websites before the host shut down the outgoing email system entirely to fix it!

The internet is an amazing tool, but it's also full of amazing tools looking to take advantage of others... I often wonder if spammers even think people fall for that stuff. I guess enough do to make it a marketable tactic.
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Re: New here but not to knifes or sharpening 1 year 2 months ago #12374

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Yep been getting them too.
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Re: Lots of SAPM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12377

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PhilipPasteur wrote:
Clay said the upgrade would happen soon though...

Can't happen fast enough. :pinch:

I haven't gotten any spam, but also don't subscribe to any threads. Maybe there's a clue in there somewhere.

(Anyone also notice you can scroll the web page horizontally and see some spam links?)
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Re: Lots of SPAM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12378

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The plan is to jump to an updated version of the site software that only runs on Linux. The webmasters have been trying to get it going on our Windows server but it's buggy. They've got it up and running bug free on their Linux system and will redirect the domain to that server in the morning. They haven't seen any issues with the newest version of the web software.
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Re: Lots of SPAM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12379

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I often wonder about spammers like is that was really the best you can do with your time is that it?:-/
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result?
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Re: Lots of SPAM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12380

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That is more or less exactly what I wrote to Clay via email.

These guys are obviously bright... likely could make good money doing something productive, and legal!!
Phil

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Re: Lots of SPAM looking like it is from Wickededge 1 year 2 months ago #12381

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Phil,

Thanks a ton for posting your email. It reveals a frightening turn to the plot - the new beta site on the Linux server is already compromised. The url nextgenbeta.com/ is the webmasters beta server. I'm thinking that when they copied the site to the new server they brought the hack or bot or whatever it is with the site. Maybe that will actually prove very helpful to know in the end.
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