[Full-Disclosure] spam with anti-bayesian parts
pfarrow at flamenetworks.co.uk
Mon Jan 12 11:15:38 GMT 2004
Ahhh! dont give the spammers ideas :o
But I dare say it'd be harder to program a random spam message that needs to
grab new text from a site, unless the site has an XML feed or something...
no more ideas! i get enough free viagra, online meds, home remorgages,
financial aid, and paris hilton sex tapes daily - i wonder how many filters
just marked this as spam...
> To wind up the earlier thread I started when I thought it might have been
> misbehaving worm:
> The first spams with 2 lines of ad and 20 lines of random garbage words
> arrived in my mailbox yesterday, going cleanly through the bayesian
> The explanations on this list are thus proven correct.
> The filters DID give them a 70% spam probability based on bayesian
> filtering, so I figure it will be a matter of some training and they'll go
> What I'm wondering is:
> Why do the spammers even go to the length of using random words? Those are
> easy to filter out with some heuristics (e.g. missing punctuation). Why
> don't they grab some real text, say from a news site? There's an endless
> supply of new, proper text out there.
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