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comment Is my modem compromised?
@wuiyang I recommend a chainsaw followed by gas. Make sure you do it in a well ventilated room or outside.
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comment Could malware move during a scan to avoid detection?
Assuming the malware doesn't have "lower" hooks... The question becomes, who has the lowest level hooks? If the malware/rootkits hooks are low enough, they can lie well enough...
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comment Unsubscribe safely
@LorenPechtel Personally, I would put those in Bad(Unknown). If Dewalt sends me an email because they got my Address from Lowe's - it's still not something I personally signed up for IMO (even if the small print says Lowe's will share with affiliates). It's unexpected and gets the Report Spam Gmail Salute from lil ole me. It's more of a grey area, since I "trust" "Lowe's".
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comment Unsubscribe safely
@JaredBurrows Well, I assume (You know what happens when you assume?) it would be. CURL is going to be simpler - no plugins like Flash, javascript, etc - so that would mean a smaller attack surface. On the flip side... Good and Bad messages can be linked to a secondary page that requires interaction: Are you sure you want to do this? Why? Do you not care about our children? Is it really you clicking the link or are you lying to us (and our poor destitute childred)? that CURL wouldn't be able to interact with.
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comment Unsubscribe safely
@JaredBurrows I don't think "how" you click a link (In the gmail web app, in outlook, copy/past link into Netscape Navigator or sending a pigeon... or via CURL) matters in this regard. The question is do "They" know "this" email address is active? If you respond to it in any way, they do. If it's a company you deal with (etc: Lowe's), the know you use this email and the question of "is this email active" is irrelevant so click away... if it's an unknown company, they don't know until you "respond" - even if via CURL.
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comment Unsubscribe safely
@Nrc if it's unclear, I'd personally err on the side of not clicking. (or clicking "Mark as spam" in google and forgetting about it)
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comment Unsubscribe safely
@Danny. I have heard that is better to **never click to any link in an email**. Is it a bad idea to click to a unsubscribe link? What is the best way to unsubscribe to undesired mails? - Emphasis/paraphrase: "ANY link in ANY email". "Undesired" could be stuff you signed up for (like Lowes Weekly Specials in my example). I would say this question is more broad than "bad".
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answered Unsubscribe safely