spam subject line

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Rover, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. Rover

    Rover Guest

    I'm noticing that some of the subject lines on spam now contain a series
    of characters after the "subject". Anybody know what it is? Example:
    "Subject: your software lyho682]" Its the "lyho682]" that I'm curious
    about.

    Just curious.
    Jim
     
    Rover, Sep 22, 2003
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  2. Rover

    Philip SC Guest

    > I'm noticing that some of the subject lines on spam now contain a series
    > of characters after the "subject". Anybody know what it is? Example:
    > "Subject: your software lyho682]" Its the "lyho682]" that I'm curious
    > about.


    From what I understand of earlier anti-spam software applications, they
    searched the message header as one of the spam identifiers, so these bits of
    random text are designed to throw them off the scent.
     
    Philip SC, Sep 22, 2003
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  3. Rover

    Mara Guest

    On Mon, 22 Sep 2003 11:02:36 -0400, Rover wrote:

    >I'm noticing that some of the subject lines on spam now contain a series
    >of characters after the "subject". Anybody know what it is? Example:
    >"Subject: your software lyho682]" Its the "lyho682]" that I'm curious
    >about.
    >
    >Just curious.
    >Jim


    It's a hashbuster, used to evade spam filters.

    "Spammers are scum."

    --
    "No lusers were harmed in the creation of this usenet article.
    AND I WANT TO KNOW WHY NOT!"
    --glmar04 at twirl.mcc.ac.uk in a.s.r
     
    Mara, Sep 22, 2003
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