How Anti-Spam Software Sniffs Out Phony Email

What Is Spammerwocky?

Some spam includes random words and lines of gibberish, such as "inexorable lie stone liver conclude grandma trickster." This technique, called spammerwocky, tries to fool spam filters into believing the message is not spam. The spammer hopes that the inclusion of random words will not be construed as spam by Bayesian filters. But spam-killing software has caught on and includes methods for detecting spammerwocky.

How Personal & Internet Security Work
How Personal & Internet Security Works
ISBN: 0789735539
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 161

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