[ILUG] cheeap sooftware avaailable ! uqdrrs
Michele Neylon :: Blacknight Solutions
michele at blacknightsolutions.com
Sat Jan 3 12:36:27 GMT 2004
> kevin lyda wrote:
>> so that leads to my question - why are they sending total garbage?
>> i've seen mails to ilug and in my pending queue with no readable
>> content. some are empty, some have just random text. are they just
>> trying to poison checksum lists?
> The content is a HTML attachment. The random dictionary vomit is just
> the latest strategy to get around spam filters.
As so many filters rely to some degree on Bayesian filtering the spammers
are now working on poisoning the databases. Basically you feed the
Bayesian filter valid words interspersed with crap and confuse the hell
out of it.
Mr. Michele Neylon
.ie registration from 45!
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