Spam messages could use Seasonal Greetings in subject line to trick users


During the past week, several spam emails have been received labeled simply as "MERRY CHRISTMAS". However, the author was an unfamiliar name, so that is one method to quickly spot and avoid these types of messages. As a person's name is spoofed in the author field, these messages could appear to be legimitate. On a couple of these, the author seemed to be a familiar name and I wasn't certain if it was spam until the message was opened.

Some of these messages were carefully evaluated from a security standpoint. While most were aggressive advertising messages, some pointed to websites. Visiting an unknown website can introduce spyware or other malware agents. Microsoft Most Valuable Professional : Spam messages could use Seasonal Greetings in subject line to trick users

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 26th December 2005 8:56PM