Spam Finds a New Platform

Spam, the bane of e-mail and the Internet, has found different digs online -- Web logs. Blogs have become an irresistible lure for scammers eager to create new methods to deliver their junk advertisements.

The unwanted advertisements, known on the Web as "splogs," go where junk e-mail, faxes, and adware have never gone before, using the same deceptive practices in varying form.

Although the method of delivery might be different, splogs push the same old merchandise, including online gambling, porn, and get-rich-quick schemes. Spam Finds a New Platform in Blogs - Yahoo! News

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 7th November 2005 8:50PM