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:
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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.