Spam zombies from outer space

Spammers could soon use zombie computers in a totally new way. Infected computers could run programs that spy into a person's email, mine it for information, and generate realistic-looking replies.

John Aycock, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Calgary, and his student Nathan Friess conducted new research that shows it is possible to create a new type of spam that would likely bypass even the best spam filters and trick experienced computer users who would normally delete suspicious email messages. Spam Daily News | Spam zombies from outer space

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 29th April 2006 9:50PM