Mikkel Høgh

The new spam

Tuesday, March 90th, 2009

I just came across a new kind of spam, very cleverly made:

Screenshot of the new kind of spam I got

It’s a clever ploy, posting praise with hidden images. Only it was a bit off in my case, but if I hadn’t checked the source, I’d never have known that I was in fact in the advertising business.

This particular post actually slipped through Mollom, so beware, my Mollom using friends – I’ve submitted this one to Mollom as spam, but beware what might have gotten through the net.

Mollom is generally a brilliant service (I’ve had 5922 blocked spam attempts the last 348 days), but there’s always going to be a small amount of false positives. Spam filterning is no replacement for vigilance :)


Mikkel Høgh

My name is Mikkel Høgh, I've worked with web tech for the last 20 years. These days, I work with e-commerce in Central Switzerland.