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Re: "FOUND" SPAM-LANG: uu sdields dhqu eeix rnrj

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Monday, October 6, 2003, 3:32
On 5 Oct 2003 at 20:15, J Y S Czhang wrote:

> Do<crater>n't wa<ephemeral>ste yo<compendium>ur > mo<enid>ney</monies></crunch></clasp></whirlpool>
Apart from the fact that that might become my new sig, this is a fairly ingenious way to get around anti-spam filtering software, which normally checks for certain combinations of certain words. The bogus HTML tags break the words into pieces that a naïve text analysis tool couldn't recognise. In an HTML-aware mail client (and increasingly more mail clients are HTML-aware these days), the bogus tags would be stripped out, leaving the human on the wrong end of it with a fairly dubious offer for generic blue pills. Kinda clever, really. I don't respect the intentions of spammers, but sometimes I respect the lengths to which they'll go. Paul