Spam Victims Get the Picture

Security vendors and researchers are reporting a marked increase in image based spam, including a couple of new exploits designed to bypass currently available antispam applications.

Image spam, in which an attacker camouflages a message in a picture or some other graphical form, has shown incredible growth in the past few months, researchers say. Symantec estimates that image spam currently makes up about 25 percent of all spam; Tumbleweed Communications puts that number as high as 36 percent. Vendors generally agree that image spam made up less than 15 percent of spam traffic during the first half of this year. Dark Reading - Desktop Security - Spam Victims Get the Picture - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 28th November 2006 11:04PM