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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

MyBlogLog Spam: Watch Out for Suspicious Emails

I just got a chance to read up on the email that's been piling up in my Gmail account, and I came across a very flattering email asking me to "co-author" a MyBlogLog community. What does that mean?

So I click on the link, and it redirects me to the community's page where I see that dozens of other MyBlogLog users have been similarly spammed. It looks like this is just another way to inflate your MyBlogLog community's popularity, and it works: the spammer got over 600 users to join his/her community.

This seems to be the typical form of the email solicitation:This issue has gotten some broad coverage, even appearing in Techmeme.


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