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Spammers in Greensboro

Earlier this week, I ran across an article where someone in Greensboro was sending out spam messages from a local cafe.

I didn’t necessarily find that the interesting part, but the article itself. It seems to assume the reader has almost no knowledge of many basic principles. Examples: it explains what spam is, that spam is annoying, and that Wi-Fi lets you “tap the Internet without wires.” I guess I figured that anyone reading the article would know about that.

One last thing I took away. The owner thinks the spammer was up to mischief. I disagree. They saw an opportunity to send millions of messages without paying for the bandwidth and they took advantage of the situation. No mischief there, just pure greed.