Richard Chonak rac@gabrielmass.com
Wed Mar 30 22:48:26 EDT 2011

On 03/30/2011 10:35 PM, Garrett Wollman wrote:
> <<On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:15:34 -0400, Richard Chonak<rac@gabrielmass.com>  said:
>> If your e-mail password consists of a dictionary word or a string of
>> letters only, it's easy prey for the spammers' computers to figure out
>> by trial and error.
> However, it is extremely unusual for them to do so.  More commonly,
> they will learn your password from your directly, by deception.
> -GAWollman
But surely, Garrett, none of the esteemed list members here would be 
taken in by "social engineering" attempts or "phishing", or let their 
computers be infiltrated with keylogging spyware, etc.     So I have to 
assume that the cracker used brute force.  :-)


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