Monday, September 13, 2004

New Scam Tactic Hits Online

New Scam Tactic Hits Online: "New Scam Tactic Hits Online
By Dennis Fisher
September 13, 2004

In the escalating clash between online scammers and security vendors, the attackers have once again developed new tactics that give them the upper hand in bypassing filters and infiltrating corporate networks, experts say.

The new techniques, which experts began seeing sporadically earlier this year and in large waves in recent weeks, involve the use of a process called steganography, or embedding or hiding text in an image.
In the most recent cases, spam and phishing messages have incorporated complex images containing text"

No comments: