September 13th, 2010

mini me + poo

One for Adobe's lawyers (when they're not dealing with Apple)

In today's email:


This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing PDF documents has been released.

To upgrade your application:

+ Go to
+ Get your options, download and upgrade.


Thanks and best regards,
John Brakes

Adobe Acrobat Reader Support
Copy rights Adobe 2010 © All rights reserved
1005 Marrinbird Rd | Merryton | CA | 96523 | USA

It didn't look right to me - 'Copy rights'? - and, yes, it turns out that that address redirects to which then wants me to hand over my credit card details to a .ru server and..

.. with luck, they'll enjoy the results of sending emails to the address I gave it.

I wonder just how many nasties there are in all of that.

This entry was originally posted at, because despite having a permanent account, I have had enough of LJ's current owners trying to be evil. Please comment there using OpenID - if you have an LJ account, you can use it for your OpenID account. Or just join Dreamwidth! It only took a couple of minutes to copy all my entries here to there.