Characterizing Spam Traffic and Spammers
There is a tremendous increase in spam traffic these days. Spam messages muddle up users inbox, consume network resources, and build up DDoS attacks, spread worms and viruses. The goal is to present a definite figure about the characteristics of spam and spammers. Since spammers change their mode of operation to counter anti spam technology, continuous evaluation of the characteristics of spam and spammers technology has become mandatory. These evaluations help one to enhance the existing technology to combat spam effectively.