This is a bit worrying, because the most dangerous malware is served up via targeted spam. "Phishing" is where the Bad Guys craft a plausible message to send to their intended victim, designed to lure him into doing a clicky-clicky that he otherwise wouldn't. A spammer that bothered to figure out that this was a place that talked about, say, shooting could leave comments that were plausibly on-topic enough to get past someone 's BS filter.
In this case, Theresa's comment to this post (where I had posted a number of landscape photos) led with a great opening line:
Pretty place.Yes it is. And you can actually hunt there, even though it's inside Roswell city limits. You just have to use a bow, not a gun. And that's what she was ostensibly selling (I didn't click through the link, and removed the comment because you shouldn't follow spam links any more than I).
It's a crazy 'net out there, and it's plausible that the first place that we'll see the Turing Test in action is in spam. There's a lot of money to be made on the Black Hat side, and talent follows money. For sure there's a ton more money than you see in Computer Science departments.
And so a word to the wise, to both bloggers and readers: be wary. Let's stay safe out there. Trust, but verify.
And once again to "Theresa" - if I've unfairly traduced your intent, please send me an email so I can verify.