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Inside the secret world of spammers

Christine Herbert

Meet "Spammer-X," author of the new book Inside the Spam Cartel (Syngress Publishing). He's 22 years old, lives in a city apartment with his girlfriend.

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He likes music, running and computers. He is also a reformed spammer.

Yes, in his spare time, this anonymous ex-spammer used to send 10 to 20 million unsolicited e-mails a week. In fact, there's a strong likelihood that you have received at least one spam e-mail from him.

"New tactics for sending spam are becoming so successful that it is almost impossible to stop well written spam from being delivered," says Spammer-X. "You may think you are one step ahead, with aggressive spam filters and strict ACLs. The truth, however, is that if a spammer wants to abuse your network, he will."

At the SearchExchange.com on-demand webcast, Inside the secret world of spammers, Spammer-X takes you inside the life of a spammer and shows real-world examples and techniques used to send spam, including how e-mail addresses are obtained and how spammers get by your content filters.

In his presentation, Spammer-X talks about:

  • The new and troubling hacker-spammer relationship
  • The growing popularity of botnets
  • What 'synonym substitution' is and how spammers use it to get by your content filters
  • Next generation evasion methods programmers and spammers are developing
  • How spammers spoof whitelists

    Don't miss this chance to get a peek inside the secret world of spammers with Spammer-X!

    Click here to watch and listen to this on-demand webcast.


    Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Malware Learning Guide: Spam, spyware and viruses
  • Geek Speak Quiz: In the spammer's lair
  • Topics Library: Spam prevention and management



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