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Whats with all the spam?

Posted by Pat Kershaw on November 11, 2006

A Slashdot link this morning, explains a few things. A friend of mine, whose husband recently got a tad tiddly and went surfing, ended up turning their computer into a spam-bot. She is NOT impressed.

“…a Network World article about soaring spam levels, confirmed now by researchers, IT managers, and security vendors. So, indeed, it’s not just you: October was a spammy month.

From the article: “Levine’s assumption is this spike in spam levels is a result of a new generation of viruses and zombies that can infect PCs more quickly and are harder to get rid of. In its October report, messaging security vendor MessageLabs says the spike is largely due to two Trojan programs, Warezov and SpamThru.

Others say a new breed of spam messages called image spam — messages with text embedded in an image file that evade spam filters, which can’t recognize the words inside the image — is responsible.”

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