Spammer"s latest tool: Splogs

Last week while browsing the Internet, a strange computer term came to my attention splogs. This term is so new that my information technology students don't even know what it means.

What is a splog? It is a fake or spam Web log. Junk e-mail artists create these fake blogs to increase the search engine ranking of the Web sites that are used to sell their products.

Splogs can be created using automated tools that generate self-publishing blogs. With the wide use of spamming filters to monitor e-mail messages, spammers are now turning to blogs as a new way to hawk their wares. These messages are often sent during the weekend and they advertise generic pharmaceuticals and porn sites. Democrat & Chronicle: Susan Barnes

Linked by shanmuga Sunday, 30th October 2005 8:55PM