Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I.P., Rochester, NY

Well...this is very interesting.

You may recall a recent post about some odd SPAM I'd been getting as responses to my new site, Sports Greats Journalism Archive.  I get e-mail notifications of these pending comments.  Here's what they look like:

A new comment on the post "Concerns About "Juiced Ball" in 2000; No Change Since '85" is waiting for your approval

Author : hier nachlesen (IP: ,
E-mail : ZakesFrogge5226@aol.com
URL    : http://teebaumoelgegenpickel.de/teebaumoel-gegen-warzen/
Whois  : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/
Hi there! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I'm getting fed up of Wordpress because I've had issues with hackers and I'm looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be awesome if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

Approve it: http://sportsgreatsjournalismarchive.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=approve&c=3
Trash it: http://sportsgreatsjournalismarchive.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=trash&c=3
Spam it: http://sportsgreatsjournalismarchive.com/wp-admin/comment.php?action=spam&c=3
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I know that there's some deep deception going on in my sich and that the I.P addresses listed in these notifications likely have little to do with anything, but I'd read a few sources that indicate one can't identify the I.P. sender of an e-mail received in a Gmail account, so I just used those I.P. addresses which vary from comment to comment for the most part knowing that they were all likely hijacked I.P.s and that none of it would amount to anything.  Well...guess what...

Today I was digging around on Filley.com and accidentally discovered this hand dandy e-mail tracking tool.  It has very simple instructions for the computer-idiotic (me) on how to use to get the full header of a Gmail for use in the tracking tool.  It's amazing how easy it is.  They even provide a sample of what a full header looks like.  So, I punched in the header for the first suspicious notification I got and it showed I.P. in Rochester, NY.  Same for the next one.  I stopped checking after about the fifth with the same info.  Interesting, no?

I know that there are "bots" out there that do these things without any human making a decision, but a few of these messages' content are in line with my situation, particularly that one that asks for a specialist to "unravel my problem."  Yep--I've been forced into a situation against my will in which I've been compelled to "unravel" a very complex scheme or 2.  Fits right in.  No doubt about it.  Sounds crazy, I know, but here's the thing...

After I posted that screenshot of all those computer users in "my network"--you know the one, with the horny devil-worshipping SF bisexual lady who's just my type--the comments at SGJA kept coming, but the e-mail notifications stopped cold.  I do not recall changing that setting...though it appears that it has been changed.  Also, as of now, I haven't been able to find a way to accurately identify an I.P. address through my Wordpress interface.  Hmmmm...

I'm thinking there must be some significance to this Rochester I.P. if that's where it's from.  I just Googled it and results are showing Scottsdale, AZ, which is interesting because the I.P. in the "unravel" notification indicated Safford, AZ.

A deeper look into Google results indicates an anonymous politically active poster as seen at this link: http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=227735;article=436874;title=Civilized%20Personal%20Discussion.


And here's the anonymous poster's page on the Offensive IP Database:  http://www.bizimbal.com/odb/details.html?id=1232346

1 comment:

  1. Do you generally write just for this blog or you do this for some other Internet or offline networks?