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Last month I reported on
the spamming antics of one Julian Angelo
and how he's been duping people into calling his cellphone, whereupon he
tells them their website needs work.
the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook
are revealed for all to see!
In light of his recent activities, I was gobsmacked when I read
on IDG's site this morning.
Talk about having a nerve!
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I'm still getting regular reports that Julian's "call me" spam programme
is still up and running -- so his chances of being able to do anything
about the messages archived from the NZNOG mailing list are zilch, nix
What's more -- it seems that when those who respond to his little pitch
ask for a reference site -- he's still falsely claiming credit for sites he
had no hand in designing.
Give it up Julian. Get a haircut and get a real job.
CNet is reporting that some search engines, including the excellent Google.com,
are finding and indexing all sorts of online data that might be better left
Password files, credit card numbers and all manner of other "sensitive" information
that people have stupidly stored on webservers has been picked up -- much to
the distress of those who suddenly find out how stupid they've been.
Surely a search-engine can't find stuff on your webserver unless you've got a
link to it from some other webpage right?
Well it appears this isn't necessarily the case.
If you create a web-page and never publish a single link to it -- the searchbots
might still find it, thanks to a couple of quirks related to the way they
(and your browser) work.
I suggest you read some of the comments in
discussion for more insight into how this can happen.
It might just pay to do a quick check and make sure that Google (and the other
mainstream search engines) haven't grabbed something they ought not to.
Remember also that if you want to keep parts of your website from being indexed
then you should include a "robots.txt" file -- the format of which can be found
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Just drop by and
hand over your loot.
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