RE: A new level of spam?

Subject: RE: A new level of spam?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 08:47:08 -0400

Junk mail filtering looks at the plain text content of the message and
associates it with other known junk mail. Antispyware scans e-mail
attachments for malicious content. But neither one investigates the
linked Wed addresses embedded in the e-mail message.

Firefox and Google can check a Web address for malicious content
*before* you go to it. You'd think that there would be a way to link
that functionality with an antispyware program. I use Spy Sweeper at
home and wrote to the vendor (Webroot) about this; their response was
essentially, "Sorry, no can do."

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suzette Leeming
> Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 1:32 PM
> To: Bonnie Granat
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: A new level of spam?
> These are malware, which is spreading at an alarming rate -
> 8 to 11 million per hour. DO NOT CLICK ANYTHING in this
> emails or you will be infected. The best thing to do, as
> Bonnie did, is to create a rule to send them immediately to
> junk mail...

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RE: A new level of spam?: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: A new level of spam?: From: Suzette Leeming

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