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Image spam increases 200 per cent over last five months

When anti-spam technology creates a roadblock for spam, the spammers find a way to circumvent that roadblock. Since most anti-spam technologies are based on content filtering of text, spammers have recently been turning to image-based spam. According to Secure Computing, the amount of image spam has increased 200 per cent over the last few months.

A year ago, image spam consisted of approximately two per cent of the total amount of spam moving through cyberspace, but the amount of image spam has skyrocketed over the last four or five months, said Paul Judge, CTO of Secure Computing. Image spam now accounts for 30 per cent of all spam on the Internet.

 

» eChannelLine - Chris Talbot - 13-11-2006

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