Friday, March 29, 2002

Laurence Canter resurfaces. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

The only possible reason he could be showing up in this C|Net interview is to try to rehabilitate his image, possibly to introduce yet another brilliant (ahem) scam on Internet users.

Don’t know who Canter is? He’s half of the duo who introduced spam to Usenet back in 1994. One of his infamous posts is here at Google, and there’s a great write-up about the whole ordeal here (courtesy of EFF’s C&S archive). Tennessee revoked his license to practice, so for the past several years he’s been “developing software to help traders analyze stock options.”

I know one thing – if I were a trader, I’d be worried. Set up those filters now!

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