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[By Nic Lindh on Wednesday, 17 March 2004]

Spammers show creativity

Great post on The Old New Thing about spammers getting around image-based challenge-response systems by letting dupes view free pr0n. Also talks about the new Evil of password-protected zip files bearing virus payloads.

So in the end it all comes down to social engineering. It doesn’t matter how clever the anti-virus and anti-spam systems are, if end users don’t understand the risks involved…

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