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Would You Trust "Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging" From a Spam Source?

  • From: Jon R. Kibler
  • Date: Tue Mar 15 16:37:41 2005

Greetings all,

Would you trust a "Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging" product that advertises via spam? We just received the following email advertising "safe" IM software. It was sent to a spambait email address that was clearly harvested from a newsgroup or other Internet posting.

>    From: "Omnipod" <reply-1472@elabs3.com>
> Subject: Secure Enterprise Instant Messaging
>      To: (spambait email address deleted)
> 
> Consumer Instant Messaging (IM) is not safe for business users:
> 
>      March 2005: The MSN Kelvir worm and its Trojan horse counterpart are just the latest viruses aimed at exploiting the vulnerabilities of consumer IM systems.
>        
>      February 2005: The Bropia worm was discovered propagating across users of the MSN Messenger network and acting as a carrier for an additional, more dangerous
>      worm called Agabot. 
>        
>      February 2005: The Agabot worm performed a distributed denial-of service attack, similar to the notoriously destructive Slammer, Blaster and Sasser worms. 
> 
> New prevention solutions are needed as virus writers become more creative in their goal of wreaking havoc through soft spots in Microsoft software. Omnipod's private IM
> network prevents these security problems by prohibiting the transfer of executable text (and denying file transfers with consumer IM) while combining strict administrative
> controls with 168-bit encryption and 3DES SSL.  Simply put, Omnipod protects users from hackers as well as from the common viruses and worms that routinely infect
> consumer IM networks. 
> 
> Try Omnipod risk free at http://www.omnipod.com
<SNIP!>

Anyone ever heard of this outfit? Is this a legitimate product, or is it some kind of Trojan? The company that owns the domain elabs3.com (uptilt.com) claims to be a CRM organization, yet they advertise an email marketing capability.

Anyone know anything about this organization? If this is a legit product, you REALLY have to wonder why in the world they would advertise via SPAM! 

Jon Kibler
-- 
Jon R. Kibler
Chief Technical Officer
A.S.E.T., Inc.
Charleston, SC  USA
(843) 849-8214




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