[Dshield] Spam Problem
brad.madison at mail.tds.net
Mon Jan 12 16:42:43 GMT 2004
At 08:05 AM 1/12/2004 -0800, you wrote:
>I'm interested in compiling and analysing data on methods used by
>spammers...can you suggest any sound resources?
There's no "one-stop" source I can think of. I'm confused. Saying "data"
and "analysing" suggests a statistical approach (which I think is a great
thing to do.) Are you looking for numeric data or are you looking for
narrative data: descriptions of the various spamming techniques? There are
people whose knowledge so dwarfs mine (Steve Linford and Alan Brown are two
that come to mind) that mentioning me in the same context is laughable.
I think proxypots generate what could become wonderful numeric data (as do
open relay honeypots, for those spammers still sending open-relay-abusing
spam.) The problem is that there are so few of these traps that the sample
isn't likely to be representative.
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