Friday, July 07, 2006

Spim, splog on the rise

CNET "Spammers are increasingly turning to mobile text-messaging, Web-based instant messaging, blogs and social-networking communities such as, according to mail services company MessageLabs.
The company, which sells a Web-filtering and instant messaging service, said in a report Thursday that spammers are increasingly targeting new means of communication to 'bypass e-mail-based antispam measures and more effectively target recipients based on their age, location and other characteristics.'
Social-networking sites offer spammers a 'new level of convergence and capability to profile people,' said Mark Sunner, chief technical officer at MessageLabs. "

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