peak at argo.troja.mff.cuni.cz
Wed Jun 22 18:12:27 EDT 2005
On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Matthias Andree wrote:
> In the long run, spam may try to use homograph attacks to evade filters,
> in which case a separate filter could discard the mail if alphabets are
> mixed in the same word.
They're already exploiting various homograph- and pseudograph-like tricks:
superfluous diacritical marks, "noise characters" inserted into words,
invisible HTML markup...
> OTOH, I'm seeing more and more spam (usually by illegal pharmacies) use
> GIF images to convey the message,
So do I. As far as I can tell, images are particularly popular among
Russian spammers. Perhaps they want to do me a favour and let me read
their spam even if MUA can't display Cyrillic?
--Pavel Kankovsky aka Peak [ Boycott Microsoft--http://www.vcnet.com/bms ]
"Resistance is futile. Open your source code and prepare for assimilation."
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