Thinktrain has moved! Redirecting…

You should be automatically redirected. If not, visit and update your bookmarks.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Spam 2.0

Yikes. Spam volume has taken a nasty turn upward this year, according to the New York Times, because spammers have adopted a series of new tricks to foil filters. It's amazing that we receive any legitimate messages considering these details below:

Worldwide spam volumes have doubled from last year, according to Ironport, a spam filtering firm, and unsolicited junk mail now accounts for more than 9 of every 10 e-mail messages sent over the Internet...

“Imagine an archvillain who has a new thumbprint every time he puts his thumb down,” said Patrick Peterson, vice president for technology at Ironport. “They have taken away so many of the hooks we can use to look for spam.”

No comments: