I just got a mail from paypal, that they are changing their AGB (German for Terms of Serivce) According the mail, the new version is effective from June 2nd.
Mostly, they correct spelling and grammar, but one thing is interesting: The strike the wording, that the ebay buyers protection is an "free, compliementary service".Reads for me, as there are plans for charging for this service.. We'll see.
(Addionally, make sure you buy on your local ebay site -- they limit the proctection for example to ebay.de --)
Changes of the AGB outlined:
Just copy some random text int your clipboard and then click on this site (Sorry, German only).
If you are doing that with IE, you'll get a very nice verbatim copy of that you just have entered.
And, no, this is not recently detected: This problem exists since version 5.0 (January 2002!) and is still not adequatly addressed. (Described here).
The solution for this problem would be simple. One alternative would be to set default security zone settings to restrict clipboard access by default.
On a regular basis, I gonna look into my server logs. Sometimes, there is a referrer, a hint to a noteworthy site. This time, curiosity hit me as I read "http://www.proposal-to-marry.com", as I also married a Maria some weeks ago. The site tells, that a guy poped the question, but using a "special" way: Starting a email chain mail.
These type of mails are wandering around the net for years. But the Intenet is that big that chances a quite low that it will reach an individual. So, better be a man and ask mary face-to-face. Okay, you know your mary best, but I do not know many women who'd prefer this idea to something more "normal". But I htink you are sure that won't backfire.
"Screenshot-translation: ebay sent this message to MustafaAydin(mustafali"). Your first and surname is a sign, that [the message is really from ebay]"
Today one mail slipped through spamassassin. However, my experienced eye immediatly discovered that the mail is -- again -- some silly phishing attempt....
Sometimes, I *really* think how stupid the spammers/phishers are. First, this is not my name (a simple parsing of the email address would usually give better results), then the date of the reception, the missing umlauts, etc... There is nothing right in this spam.
" I transfered the money on July 4th. Where's my merchandize?"
Many people integrate Google' Search into their homepages. Google's search engine is (more) powerful and easy to integrate. Because of that, I decided to give that service a try and installed it last week on this blog. Top of it, one can earn some cents, if an visitor finds an sponsored link more temptating than the regular search results.
Yesterday I got a new class of spam:
No the guys are trying to though my spamassassin with a new trick. The message is not attached anymore "in plain text" or inlined as image, instead it is attached as a pdf-file.
The message in the pdf, of course, has not change. Get rich easisily, you can only win, all others are dumb, you too, if you do not buy. (Off course, you know how these stock-spam-scheme works: If not, see here.But the idea with the pdf is innovtive. It passed my filter, and now I'm blogging about it. Well, there is another detail is interesting, if it is correct.
Wow, 10k€. Seems that AdWords is less expensive than spamming these days.
Für ein Familienmitglied habe ich vor kurzen ein kleines Webprojekt betreut, das unter ".de.vu" als Weiterleitung funktioniert.
Nun hat das alles ganz gut funktioniert, nur seit kurzen wird der Wunsch nach Werbefreiheit seitens .de.vu misachtet, obwohl sie immer noch ganz gross auf ihrer Frontpage verkünden: