Spam Slayer: Next Generation Spam
Beware of instant messages that contain hyperlinks. In early January a virus spread via America Online's AIM. The message, which appeared to be from someone on the recipients' buddy list, contained an invitation to view photos at Myspace.com. People who clicked on the link unknowingly downloaded spyware.
Spammers adapt quickly. One day they're sending out mortgage leads using a computer server in Shanghai. The next day, they're sending pitches for Viagra using a zombie PC in Detroit. It's all part of their efforts to avoid getting caught, and to trick ISPs' spam filters into letting their messages through. Spam Slayer: Next-Generation Spam - Yahoo! News
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