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Would You Trust "Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging" From a Spam Source?
Greetings all, Would you trust a "Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging" product that advertises via spam? We just received the following email advertising "safe" IM software. It was sent to a spambait email address that was clearly harvested from a newsgroup or other Internet posting. > From: "Omnipod" <email@example.com> > Subject: Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging > To: (spambait email address deleted) > > Consumer Instant Messaging (IM) is not safe for business users: > > March 2005: The MSN Kelvir worm and its Trojan horse counterpart are just the latest viruses aimed at exploiting the vulnerabilities of consumer IM systems. > > February 2005: The Bropia worm was discovered propagating across users of the MSN Messenger network and acting as a carrier for an additional, more dangerous > worm called Agabot. > > February 2005: The Agabot worm performed a distributed denial-of service attack, similar to the notoriously destructive Slammer, Blaster and Sasser worms. > > New prevention solutions are needed as virus writers become more creative in their goal of wreaking havoc through soft spots in Microsoft software. Omnipod's private IM > network prevents these security problems by prohibiting the transfer of executable text (and denying file transfers with consumer IM) while combining strict administrative > controls with 168-bit encryption and 3DES SSL. Simply put, Omnipod protects users from hackers as well as from the common viruses and worms that routinely infect > consumer IM networks. > > Try Omnipod risk free at http://www.omnipod.com <SNIP!> Anyone ever heard of this outfit? Is this a legitimate product, or is it some kind of Trojan? The company that owns the domain elabs3.com (uptilt.com) claims to be a CRM organization, yet they advertise an email marketing capability. Anyone know anything about this organization? If this is a legit product, you REALLY have to wonder why in the world they would advertise via SPAM! Jon Kibler -- Jon R. Kibler Chief Technical Officer A.S.E.T., Inc. Charleston, SC USA (843) 849-8214 ================================================== Filtered by: TRUSTEM.COM's Email Filtering Service http://www.trustem.com/ No Spam. No Viruses. Just Good Clean Email.