Web Form Spam Alive and Kicking

July 24, 2008 – 9:02 PM

Spammers have never balked at using Web forms as a way of sending out spam messages–anything to expose their wares. Basically they will look for a public Web server that allows them to provide feedback or information to a certain company. These Web forms require them to fill up certain fields with information such as names, phone numbers, email addresses, and–wait for it–even spam messages. Even worse, spammers can also send image spam and/or infected files if the Web form contains a field that will allow them to attach such files. If they have finished filling up the form and submitted it to the Web server, recipients of the Web form will now receive the spam.


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