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Old 16th September, 2006, 07:51 PM
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A New Way to Beat Spam?
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SEPTEMBER 15, 2006 | You've tried blacklisting. And whitelisting. And half a dozen content-filtering tools. But every day, you and your users still paw through multiple spam messages, trying to find the stuff that's real email.

There's gotta be a better way, you say. And a couple of researchers at Georgia Tech think they've found it.

At the Association of Computing Machinery's annual Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM) yesterday, a Georgia Tech assistant professor and his doctoral student presented a paper that indicates it may be possible to detect and eradicate spam at the network layer, without using content filters....

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Old 16th September, 2006, 08:27 PM
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Well this sounds interesting, but it's whether it actually works or not. Something i've found with spam is that they originate from (possibly spoofed) .cc domains. Thing is, sometimes, the recipient (me) isn't actually my email address, rather something that contains part of my address.

Spammers are turning to wildcards with the looks of things so "ab*" would match anything beginning with "ab" and "*ab*" would match anything with "ab" anywhere in it. It's scary to think this could be, and probably is happening right now.
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