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Spammers Use New Technique To Evade Filters


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:23 AM

Spammers have stepped up efforts to use encrypted attachments to evade filtering systems...The technique relies on the fact that many spam systems can't scan inside emails containing encrypted or password-protected attachment, and work out that they are not legitimate. Without a rule to block such attachments, most systems will pass on the email to recipients, handing spammers an important victory in the battle to get spam through...

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...malware writers are adopting social engineering techniques common among spammers to lure victims into opening attachments...

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