Image-Based Spam Grows, Avoids Traps, Experts Say

A new strain of spam popping up in e-mail boxes is confounding consumers and corporate security officials. The spam contains images spouting everything from stock scams to Viagra, and its volume has more than doubled since April, according to analysis by anti-spam vendor IronPort Systems. Image-based spam accounts for 21% of all spam, compared with just 1% in late 2005, IronPort says.

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