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From SPAM to SCAM to SCUM in 2 moves

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Spammers will do anything to get you to open their email. Anything that looks legitimate, is current or appeals to your sense of decency.

No surprise then, that the Japan tragedy is being used to lure potential victems.

Handling Image Based Spam

Friday, April 9th, 2010

One of the difficulties that spam filters have, is the identifying of SPAM with out text.

If there is a text base d message, the filters can analyze the message content and decide of this is indeed SPAM or a valid piece of communication.

When that same message is converted to an image, such as a photograph, it is harder to decypher.

A company called CommTouch has developed a potential solution for ths type of SPAM. They are able to identify the and interpret the grahic message and perform an analysis on that.

THis may reverse a curent trend in the use of image based SPAM.


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