[thelist] RE: random text generator spam?

Helen helen at helephant.com
Mon Oct 25 03:44:27 CDT 2004


>To update and expand my understanding of spam/malicious code techniques and 
>how to guard against them, please explain this oddity.
>At any rate, is this a spammer using a Random Text Generator just to fill in 
>the message area?
I think the random text is just to slip the email past your spam filters.

>Could there be "hidden malicious code" in such text? Er, this is plain text, 
>I turned off the "read HTML" in my email client.
I think there's just the same risks as there is with email from any 
unknown source.


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