by Dave Cross
Process the same template a few thousand times with different sets of data and you have the entire basis of the junk-mail industry
Those words have come back to haunt me recently as my spam folder has been overrun with messages containing headers like this:
From: [% from_name %]
To: [% to_name %]
Subject: [% subject %]
The unexpanded tags indicate that even if spammers are using better tools, many of them still aren't intelligent enough to use them properly.
But I'm very sorry if whoever wrote this TT-based spamming tool got the idea after reading our book.
I've seen it reported before. See this:
|Oh yes. I knew it had been around for a month or so. It's just that I re-read the first chapter of the book over the weekend and thought "Oops!..." :-)|
Although at first it might seem a bad thing, personally I'm all for it.
|errr, "became based around Perl"|