MightyYar Posted October 29, 2007 Share Posted October 29, 2007 I get spam constantly from "Adknowledge Rewards". I'm NOT going to sanitize their filthy little list by clicking on the remove link at the bottom of the email, and submitting SpamCop reports seems to be pretty fruitless. But these emails are full of links like: hxxp://dyn.adknowledgeimager3.com/c?m=xxxxxxxxx&p=&l=1&u=xxxxxxxxx&lid=1&dn=somedomain.com&cgid=&si=4&im=1&cid=10688 I changed the tt in http to xx, and the other identifying numbers are replaced by xxxxxxxxx, except for the "cid" which seems to be "campaign id" and messing with that loads up different websites. Oh, and I replaced my domain with somedomain.com. I know this can only lead to trouble, but how much of a pain in their asses could I be by writing a scri_pt that just filled in random 9-digit numbers into the m and u fields and loaded up the pages? For extra points, I could follow any links that I encounter to screw with their ad clicks, but that might take too long. I know that "random" numbers wouldn't do enough damage, because my chances of hitting two correct 9-digit numbers is probably low. BUT, there are some trends. "u=xxxxxxxxx" is the same number every time, so I'm pretty sure that means "user". That one can probably be pretty random. The other is "m=" and I think that means "mailing". It's non-random. For instance, I've seen 599205843, 599102668, 599615233, 599455567, 597108543, etc. Seems to be sequential. I guess the main reason this wouldn't seem to work is that the "dn=" field seems to look for a domain that they no doubt use to check against the "u=" field. Maybe filling in "yahoo.com", "hotmail.com", "gmail.com" and other common domains would be good enough, though. I know this is a bad idea, but how bad is it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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