joi, 2 mai 2013

Experts See Spike in Spam Emails That Use Hexadecimal URL Obfuscation

Hexadecimal URL obfuscation has been used by spammers for quite some time now because it’s a good way to bypass anti-spam filters. However, Symantec experts have recently spotted a spike in the volume of spam campaigns that use this technique.

One spam message identified by the security firm attempts to lure users to rogue pharmacy websites.

The email is simple. It’s entitled “Male pills lowest prices” and it contains the following message: “Viagra is rpeal onluy herwe (sic).”

The user can see the link to the site normally, but the source code reveals that the sender has utilized hexadecimal URL obfuscation to evade spam filters.


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