Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Video Tribute Sites

Apparently some of the video tribute sites that are cropping up around recent events like the anniversary of 9/11, or the death of the Crocodile Hunter areharvesting emails collected on the site to then spam the users.

This is hardly a new concept and an easy way to avoid this sort of thing is assume that everything on the web that asks for an email address is going to spam you. It might not (for example, we take email addresses here when you leave comments, but don't spam you - one way to be sure of that, just put in something fake), but if you at least assume that they will spam you, then you are at least starting to think about what you are doing instead of blindly handing it over and then later wondering where all of your spam is coming from.

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