Monday, October 8th 2007

Spammers Use YouTube’s 'Invite a Friend' Service to Send Out Spam E-mails

There has been reports on spammers using YouTube's "Invite a friend" service to send out spam E-mails. According to the security experts at Sophos, the spam bypasses traditional E-mail filters because the messages originate from YouTube’s servers from the source address of service@youtube.com. So far, only dating websites and gaming accessories have been advertised through the comments section of the E-mail service.Source: TG Daily
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7 Comments on Spammers Use YouTube’s 'Invite a Friend' Service to Send Out Spam E-mails

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: JacKz5o
There has been reports on spammers using YouTube's "Invite a friend" service to send out spam E-mails. According to the security experts at Sophos, the spam bypasses traditional E-mail filters because the messages originate from YouTube’s servers from the source address of service@youtube.com. So far, only dating websites and gaming accessories have been advertised through the comments section of the E-mail service.

Source: TG Daily
What a quite clever way of spamming people.
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#2
pt
not a suicide-bomber
i hate these f@ckers, i got my youtube account with some pm's with spam inside
:mad:
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#3
wazzledoozle
The solution is math-captchas for submitting comments and sending messages.

"2+5=", in an image and distorted, you type in the answer.
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#4
a111087
i already got plenty of those, go to your youtube account and mark them as spam
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#5
OnBoard
Got 2 of those, but both were joined just and their names were like kristy4317, didn't take a rocket scientist not to accept the request :)
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#6
Drac
I also didnt accept the invitation, its better to be alone and have no friends than have a bad companion
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#7
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
When did youtube have an invite a friend deal going on? Must be for registered users.
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