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Yet more spammer image optimization; this time it's pretty

These something new in the image-spam wave: pretty colours! This spammer is working hard to randomize his images and avoid OCR. Here's a sample:



And to give you an idea of the randomization here's another:



Thanks to Nick FitzGerald and Sorin Mustaca for samples. Notice how the letters are misaligned both vertically and horizontally to try to avoid OCR, and the background polygons are randomized. Also the aspect ratio and size of the messages have been changed for each image.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Now they are posting this crap:

Return-Path: < ttgoimue @ outlettools.com >
X-Original-To: [email protected]
Delivered-To: [email protected]
Received: from dua58.internetdsl.tpnet.pl (ip10.interq.pl [213.76.135.10])
by localhost (Postfix) with ESMTP id E177FA23CC05
for < me @ localhost >; Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:38:09 +0100 (CET)
From: "song Linesquot" < ttgoimue @ outlettools.com >
To: [email protected]
Subject: smokes nego philly
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:38:11 +0100
Message-ID: < xxx @ yyy >
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="iso-8859-2"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.6626
Importance: Normal
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.2962

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