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Image spam continues to evade filters

More warnings have been issued over the spread of image-based spam, through which pictures are used to lure victims into downloading spyware or falling for scams.


While it seems surprising, to say the least, that supposedly best-in-breed filtering software is still being bypassed by image-based emails, Computer Weekly reports that attackers are increasingly using them to beat existing controls.


According to security firm CipherTrust, image spam now accounts for 15% of all unsolicited traffic, and is mostly used in stock scams where victims are used to ramp shares in little known firms.

 

» Internet Marketing News and Blog - e-consultancy - 01-08-2006

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