Spammers Latest Trick? Dumb Jokes

from the ah,-spam-filters dept

Well, now you’ve done it. All those stupid jokes you’ve been sending around as friend spam has made spammers realize that to get past Bayesian spam filters, they shouldn’t just paste in the text from classic pieces of literature, but instead just toss in a few lame jokes, and watch the spam fly right through filters. The article doesn’t make the connection, but it seems quite likely that the reason these get through more effectively than other types of text is because so many people bombard their friends with stupid jokes as friend spam.

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