Tuesday, August 24, 2004

'Spim' heading for your Desktop

It has never been something extraordinary to find one's Inbox flooded with unsolicited emails. That old fashioned spam is now out in its new 'avatar' - spim which works thru' the instant messaging services. With the development of increasing efffective spam filters being doled out by specialist companies, and the mere fact that hundreds of billions of instant messages being sent every year, the "spammers" are evolving into "spimmers".

Though spim in its current form is not very dangerous, as any infected item will have to be sent only as an attachment and has to be downloaded by the user unlike in an e-mail spam, the annoyance caused by spim is enormous. Who knows, the spim epidemic may just be on its way...

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