Thursday, October 11, 2007

More spammer crossword creativity

Nick FitzGerald writes in with a variant of the "1 across, 3 down" spammer content trick which looks like this:



The neat thing is that the crossword is created using HTML in a way that prevents a simple HTML-stripping spam filter from reading the brand names. To a simple spam filter this looks like:

CA
BREIT
OM
R
O
L
E
TIER
ING
G
X

The actual HTML (cleaned up by Nick) is:

<TABLE>
<TR>
<TD>
<DIV align=right>
CA<BR>
<BR>
BREIT<BR>
OM
</DIV>
</TD>
<TD>
<DIV align=center>
R<BR>
O<BR>
L<BR>
E
</DIV>
</TD>
<TD>
TIER<BR>
<BR>
ING<BR>
GA
</TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD>
<DIV align=center>
X
</DIV>
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

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