F-Secure have posted some interesting stuff about a program from Mailinator.
Mailinator is a service that provides throw-away email addresses you can use for web registrations – very handy in this day and age…. but given the “nature of the beast” the system ends up getting lots of spam.
Now, here’s the cool part: they’ve created a realtime map using Google Maps to actually show you where the spam is coming from. Well, actually, it shows the location of the proxy – ie. the Zombie PC that’s been owned as a result of Mydoom, Bagle, Mytob or any of the multitude other viruses that install spam proxies as their payload.
Take a look at the Map
Apparently, Barb Bowman knows a secret…. but there’s no indication as to what it is 🙁
I’m hoping that it’s something cool like MCE functionality from the Sidebar in Vista but who knows? Hopefully all will be revealed shortly – as I hate knowing that I’m in the dark about stuff…. 🙂