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18 Oct 2011
Mainsleaze is nerdy slang for spam sent by large, well-known,
otherwise reputable organizations.
Although the volume of mainsleaze is dwarfed by the volume of spam
for fake drugs, account phishes, and Nigerian 419 fraud, it causes
work for mail managers far out of proportion to its volume.
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Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Email/mainsleaze.html
10 Oct 2011
A friend whose daughter just had yet another credit card cancelled and reissued
due to online fraud asked me what she did that let bad guys steal her
The answer is probably nothing. Bank security stinks,
and large company security stinks more.
For example, a few years ago someone stole 45 million card numbers from TJ
Maxx, cards which as far as I can tell, the customers swiped at the
register and never left their hands. Banks are figuring out that they
need to do better, but they are ponderous, timid, and move in herds, so
change comes slowly. I've seen estimates from well-informed people that
crooks may have something like half of all credit card numbers issued in the US.
See more ...
Stable link is https://www.jl.ly/Money/cards.html
My other sites
Who is this guy?
Airline ticket info
Criminal Abuse of Domain Names: Bulk Registration and Contact Information Access
91 days ago
A keen grasp of the obvious
My high security debit card
397 days ago
Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail
Network Abuse Clearinghouse
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