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SPAM (it’s more than pork). Presented by: Dennis Naiberg City of Phoenix (602) 495-7586. Overview. The Threats The Challenges Fighting Back! Tips & Tricks. The Threats. >60% of Internet e-mail is unsolicited Cost U.S. corporations $8.9 billion in 2002

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Spam it s more than pork

SPAM(it’s more than pork)

Presented by:

Dennis Naiberg

City of Phoenix

(602) 495-7586


Overview
Overview

  • The Threats

  • The Challenges

  • Fighting Back!

  • Tips & Tricks


The threats
The Threats

  • >60% of Internet e-mail is unsolicited

  • Cost U.S. corporations $8.9 billion in 2002

  • E-mail as a viable business tool is being threatened

  • Viruses and SPAM are merging


The challenges
The Challenges

  • 250,000 new SPAM attacks launched daily

  • Predicted to increase exponentially

  • Spammers quickly develop filter countermeasures

  • SPAM filters grab good with bad (false positives)


Anatomy of a spam message
Anatomy of a SPAM Message

Message Header Altered

Message Header Altered

Misleading

Embedded HTML Tags

F<!– HaHa ree

WebBug

Hash Busting

Graphic


Fighting back
Fighting Back!

  • Anti-SPAM legislation

  • Deploy a state-of-the-art anti-SPAM scanner at the edge of your network

  • User education


Tips tricks
Tips & Tricks

  • Protect your e-mail address

  • Limit where your e-mail address is displayed in public

  • Don't unsubscribe from a spammer's list

  • Don’t respond to SPAM e-mails

  • Check the privacy policy when submitting an e-mail address to a web site


Tips tricks cont
Tips & Tricks (cont)

  • Opt-out when registering on web sites

  • Use fake addresses

  • Delete the e-mail address in your browser

  • Set your web browser security level to at least medium for the Internet zone

  • Never forward chain letters


Summary
Summary

  • The Threats

  • The Challenges

  • Fighting Back!

  • Tips & Tricks



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