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You have insecurities, I have your IP.

As I hinted at in this discussion of curious log entries, Impossibly Stupid is a tightly-run ship. If you check the site frequently (and why wouldn't you?) you may have noticed the comment spam has picked up recently. I could do the unfriendly thing and turn off anonymous comments, but before I do that I'm going to try an age-old technique: shaming.

You see, some of the spam has originated from computers that might contain your personal information. Hospitals have posted spam here. Court houses have posted spam here. These are networks that should not have exploited computers on them (assuming automated spamming). These are businesses that should not have people posting garbage to blogs for some extra coin (assuming manual spamming).

So here is fair warning to anyone who manages a network but does a poor job of it: I will be posting detailed information for future spam that comes from "interesting" IPs. If you have any unspent budget that needs to be used by the end of the year, I highly suggest you spend it on replacements for any Windows machines you have. Your job could depend on it.