skillpages.com addressbook spamming

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ders
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skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by ders » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:06 am

skillpages.com is mark as trusted.

I believe this should be red.

Currently a victim receives a mail from a "friend". Upon clicking the link, the victims address book is uploaded and all the addresses in the victims address book now in turn receive an email as if from the victim. Rinse and repeat.

Motivation for reporting:
Personal experience of two close associates leading to severe privacy issues.

References:
http://touch.budstikka.no/nyheter/advokat-jeg-foler-meg-rett-og-slett-misbrukt-1.7636359
http://itsecurity.weblogs.anu.edu.au/2012/12/05/spam-from-skillpages/
http://www.chrismortimer.se/2011/06/review-skillpages/ (comment - John Kast, 6 Nov)
http://www.ipfraudreporter.com/173-193-133-23-ip-address
http://forum.calgarypuck.com/showthread.php?p=3952450
https://profiles.google.com/116620626199925206931/buzz/CxCfA8GWpnS
https://apps.secure.me/a/skillpagesapp
etc etc

If WOT is to have any credibility, we can't allow this website to be green, as it most definitely is not!

mr_clark
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RE: skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by mr_clark » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:34 pm

Yes, these guys suck.

If you're on an Exchange system their java application will dump every address from the Global Address List and try spamming them too.

All recipients have to manually opt-out from skillpages spam. That is simply unacceptable for a reputable company to be doing in this day and age.

This company should be rated very poorly for their underhanded tactics.

rum
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RE: skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by rum » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:35 pm

Agree - same experiences: unauthorized access to adressbooks and sending mai to each and every contact found there.
This is unacceptable in a "World Of Trust"

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c۞g
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RE: skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by c۞g » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:38 am

@ ders
It's been awhile since you've posted on the forum; WB.

rated

FYI, the IP's load the website as well:
http://54.243.174.255/
http://23.23.97.145/
http://23.23.218.50/
http://107.20.180.65/
∞ Opto, ergo sum
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RE: skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by Guest » Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:06 am


Agreed

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ImaGreenie
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RE: skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by ImaGreenie » Mon Dec 17, 2012 2:46 pm

So, why IS SkillPages listed as a trustworthy site on WOT?? There is absolutely NOTHING trustworthy about spamming someone's entire address book without their knowledge!! I would've gladly sent my SkillPages account info out to *certain selected people* within my contacts upon setting up my pages within the site. But to mass spam EVERYONE?!?! This includes businesses I've chosen NOT to do business with and ex-family members - all receiving an email from "me". I just don't even have words for how unethical this is...

☼NNY
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RE: skillpages.com unauthorized facebook account access

Post by ☼NNY » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:04 pm

Unauthorized access to my facebook account. It posted to my business facebook page and sent out a request - as though from me - a "request to recommend my skills"..... very very upsetting and annoying! Worse than spammers! Why is this site rated as trustworthy? What does one have to do to get rated poorly?

ellescuba
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RE: skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by ellescuba » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:22 am

Needs to be red. I totally was fooled by MyWOT with this one. It's SPAM, SPAM, SPAM. Almost every single comment agrees with me.

scottsla
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RE: skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by scottsla » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:52 pm

I really wanted to trust mywot, but the fact that skillpages is still rated green after so much negative feedback for such an unethical and dangerous site gives me pause to trust mywot at all. Seriously if we can't get a scumbag site like this listed as untrustworthy what use is mywot?

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RE: skillpages.com addressbook spamming

Post by Jazspeak » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:23 pm

The rating is on the way down to where it belongs.
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