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Author Topic: Scammers Getting Through With Flash  (Read 1585 times)


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Scammers Getting Through With Flash
« on: September 05, 2008, 05:06:08 PM »
Spammers are getting around anti-spam devices by using innocuous-looking flash links.

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Online scammers have found a new way to skirt anti-spam filters, this time by making use of Adobe Flash files hosted on free websites.

Spam messages with innocuous-looking content contain links to Flash-based files on ImageShack.com and elsewhere, according to a report from anti-spam service MessageLabs. Then commands embedded in the files redirect the recipient to sites that punt Viagra, work-at-home offers and free software updates.

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Re: Scammers Getting Through With Flash
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008, 07:27:09 AM »
Morale of the story: don't click links from unexpected emails.
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