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Microsoft Windows, Promoting Mediocrity Since 1985

Apr 29, 2011, 00:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Gene Alexander for this link. ]

"I am a Unix / Linux guy writing this article out of sheer frustration, so if one does not like pointed, accurate ranting about that Not A Unix OS to which one may be partial, stop here.

"Our company web log, web site, shopping site and forum get hit by varying degrees with SPAM bots, or in some cases possibly paid SPAM shills, signing up for accounts, posting "comments" and sending "track-backs" that aren't. Even though I have measures in place to mitigate the problem in all these locations, nothing completely stops these annoying SPAM-ing jerks. Invariably, when I trace back the IP addresses of these SPAM attempts with nmap and check the running OS I see something like this...Running: Microsoft Windows"

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