Email guards wage war against image based spam

A few months ago, York Universityís e-mail boxes began filling up with unwanted messages touting canít-miss stocks and cheap medicine.

Like other institutions and businesses, the Toronto university's information technology department has many ways of fighting spam. But a new flavor, image based spam had slipped past their well laid traps. Some unlucky people received dozens of these annoying emails each day, according to Ramon Kagan, a manager in the university's computing and network services department.

Welcome to the latest chapter in the spam wars. Spammers are increasingly hiding messages in image files to escape detection and hit their intended target: your e-mail box. Journal Gazette | 10/09/2006 | E-mail guards wage war against image-based spam

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