ALERT ALERT ALERT Totally obvious phishing scam. Have a look: If you look at the URL's this email links out to they are from .es domain and have nothing to do with apple. Pass it on.
A cautionary tale from Cory Doctorow in his most recent Locus column, Persistence Pays Parasites. My friend Katherine Myronuk once told me, "All complex ecosystems have parasites." She was talking about spam and malware (these days they're often the same thing) and other undesirable critters on the net. It's one of the smartest things anyone's ever said to me about the net - and about the world. If there's a niche, a parasite will fill it. There's a reason the cells of the organisms that live in your body outnumber your own by 100 to one. And every complex system has unfilled niches. The only…
Eli Rabett reports that Brian Schmidt reports that Inel reports a fake climate conference phishing scam. Just thought I should report that! How much money could a scammer get from that!? Hardly the same universal appeal as your typical "Nigerian banker wants to share $35 million with you" scam. Oh well, just don't sign up.