Friday, March 18, 2005

 

Big-Text Spam

I saw a new kind of spam message today. Maybe others have seen it before, but it was new to me (you may need to adjust your browser's text-size to read it):

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It's an interesting idea, but spam filters could easily catch this kind of thing. A more subtle approach would be to use fewer space characters, but use the varying "darknesses" of different characters to spell out the message or display an image.


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