| Friday October 31st 2014

Feedburner

Subscribe by email:

We promise not to spam/sell you.


Search Amazon deals:

Fighting spam with captured botnet hosts


Clever spamfighters are allowing botnets to infect one isolated computer, then analyzing the spams it sends to figure out the template used to generate its messages. This template is then propagated to spam-filters…

“This is an interesting approach which really differs by using the bots themselves as the oracles for producing the filters,” says Michael O’Reirdan, chairman of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, a coalition of technology companies. But he adds that botnets have grown so large that even a 1-minute delay in cracking the template would be “long enough for a very substantial spam campaign”.

What’s funny is this was a sub-plot in True Names, the Hugo-nominated novella that Benjamin Rosenbaum published last year.


Source

Related Posts: On this day...

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.