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Spammers have been spoofing email addresses for a long time. Years ago, they used to get contact lists from malware-infected PCs. Today's data thieves choose their targets carefully, and phish them with messages that look like they came from friends, trustworthy sources, or even their own account.

This sounds like the work of those merry pranksters at “The Onion” !

This all may seem arcane, or seem like a lot of fuss over a few measly spam emails. After all, most of us know spam when we see it—if we ever see it. But the truth is that for every account where those messages are flagged, there's another where they aren't and phishing emails sail into user inboxes.

So sad this news can only be a spoof.

This was simply an amazing job! Congrats to the creators. Now everybody, let’s make it real.

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Lindsay Lohan's eHarmony Profile - Funny Or Die

The Associated Press that copies of the spoof paper were also handed out in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, and that the pranksters — who included a film promoter, three unnamed Times employees and Steven Lambert, an art professor — financed the paper with small online contributions and created the paper to urge President-elect Barack Obama to keep his campaign promises.

Lindsay Lohan is newly single and ready to mingle!

There is a history of spoofs and parodies of The Times. Probably the best-known is one unveiled two months into the 1978 newspaper strike. A whole cast of characters took part in that parody, including the journalist Carl Bernstein, the author Christopher Cerf, the humorist Tony Hendra and the Paris Review editor George Plimpton.

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You didn’t seriously post a link to your own website so that people who are reading this on your website can go and see what it looks like, did you?

The Baby Mop Is A Serious Product, So Commenters …

Sounds like it’s time to reinforce your investigative journalism team. (And I wish other papers would do likewise, instead of culling them due to limited resources!)

Nov 13, 2012 · It started out as a joke

And it doesn’t “imagine a liberal utopia” — just something better than the conservative dystopia of the last eight years. Let’s not forget the role the NYT played in banging the drums for war. :)

Paris Hilton Responds to McCain Ad - Funny Or Die

At the Union Square subway station on 15th street in
the building known as Zeckendorff yesterday a NYT
with the headline “OBAMA” as on the day our new President
elect was announced was also being sold by a peddler.
I think perhaps that too was a fake.