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The history of digital spam

Emilio Ferrara
2019 Communications of the ACM  
After providing a taxonomy of spam, and its most popular applications emerged throughout the last two decades, I will review technological and regulatory approaches proposed in the literature, and suggest  ...  forms of digital spam under the spotlight.  ...  8 Spam is here to stay: let's fight it together!  ... 
doi:10.1145/3299768 fatcat:ht45pgouvfhjnaka2uxqv4nahm

Approaches for Web Spam Detection

Kanchan Hans, Laxmi Ahuja, S. K. Muttoo
2014 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Web Security being a prime challenge for search engines has motivated the researchers in academia and industry to devise new techniques for web spam detection.  ...  In this paper we present a comprehensive survey of techniques for detection of web spam and discuss their applicability and performance in various scenarios where they outperformed the others.  ...  These machine learning techniques have been used to fight against content spam. Ntoulas et al. [40] used machine learning methodology of detecting spam.  ... 
doi:10.5120/17655-8467 fatcat:vjlkkwa6wbeupe6afkstqeeday

Spam between law and reality

2010 Review of European Studies  
The development of this advertising medium is mainly due to the expertise and the professionalism of spammers who, in order to reach a maximum public, use sophisticated techniques allowing to enrich their  ...  Spams, extolling the merits of some types of products or services, encumber mailboxes. In light of the existing laws in France and the European directives in place, spam is illegal.  ...  To fight against this plague, spams are illegal in France.  ... 
doi:10.5539/res.v2n2p125 fatcat:rhwyex2j7ndfrpm27ncivxgmfe

An Analysis of Modern Approaches to the Delivery of Unwanted Emails (spam)

D. S. Silnov
2016 Indian Journal of Science and Technology  
Conclusion: New anti-spam tools needed to fight against new spam sending wave.  ...  A new way of spam sending was discovered. Old spam techniques not effective now, spammers find new ways.  ...  Keywords: Email Spam, Filters Bypass, Spam Filtering, Spam Hosting To date, these technologies have helped in fighting spam efficiently.  ... 
doi:10.17485/ijst/2016/v9i4/84803 fatcat:lx7v2r5fqzdv7p45v5eq56nknm

Privacy Concerns of FOAF-Based Linked Data

Peyman Nasirifard, Michael Hausenblas, Stefan Decker
2009 Extended Semantic Web Conference  
The problem allows a spammer to send context-aware spam, which has a high clickthrough rate.  ...  In this position paper, we introduce a potential problem that arises with the emergence of publicly-available, FOAF-based linked data.  ...  Microsoft) invest a huge amount of money in fighting spam and spammers 1 , but it seems that the latter is the winner. Various techniques have been initiated and developed for spam fighting.  ... 
dblp:conf/esws/NasirifardHD09 fatcat:i7kldmgfifbanntr2qov4xuoj4

Russian web spam evolution

Sergey Pevtsov, Sergey Volkov
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13 Companion  
It causes a tough competition for high positions in search results and increases the motivation of spammers to invent new spam techniques.  ...  Thus search engines are compelled to make significant efforts in order to fight web spam. Traffic from search engines plays a great role in online economics.  ...  Applying user behavior data for ranking causes emergence of corresponding spam techniques like click fraud. There are some algorithms to detect user behavior based spam [6] , [9] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2487788.2488135 dblp:conf/www/PevtsovV13 fatcat:2naintnimve2bga7j2g3mivyou

An Improved AIS Based E-mail Classification Technique for Spam Detection [article]

Ismaila Idris, Shafii Muhammad Abdulhamid
2014 arXiv   pre-print
An optimized technique for e-mail classification is accomplished by distinguishing the characteristics of spam and non-spam that is been acquired from trained data set.  ...  Effectiveness of our technique in decreasing the false rate shall be demonstrated by the result that will be acquired.  ...  [5] is an emerging learning techniques.  ... 
arXiv:1402.1242v1 fatcat:htett7tkszeklmdlezwa35i3f4

Fighting against web spam

Chao Wei, Yiqun Liu, Min Zhang, Shaoping Ma, Liyun Ru, Kuo Zhang
2012 Proceedings of the 35th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '12  
Although these anti-spam approaches have had much success, they encounter problems when fighting against a continuous barrage of new types of spamming techniques.  ...  State-of-the-art anti-spam techniques focus mainly on detecting varieties of spam strategies, such as content spamming and link-based spamming.  ...  Different techniques are designed to fight against Web spam.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2348283.2348338 dblp:conf/sigir/WeiLZMRZ12 fatcat:3prn5k2f6ne77dd4ldf5gf6rpu

Spam E-Mail: How Malaysian E-Mail Users Deal With It?

Yanti Rosmunie Bujang, Husnayati Hussin
2010 Zenodo  
This paper attempts to discuss the spam issue from the Malaysian e-mail users- perspective. The purpose is to discover how Malaysian users handle the spam e-mail problem.  ...  A survey was conducted to understand how Malaysian individual perceived spam and what they actually do with the spam e-mail they received in their daily life.  ...  Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) is a unit under the National ICT Security and Emergency Response Centre (NISER), which is responsible to receive the report of spam cases through Cyber  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1077575 fatcat:nizlrdssfjfkbfdbtiyrc5w26u

Using Decision Tree Algorithms in Detecting Spam Emails Written in Malay: A Comparison Study

Abdulrahman Saifuldeen H, Salim Mohammad
2022 ITM Web of Conferences  
Various anti-spam techniques have been developed to minimize if not eliminate the spam problem.  ...  However, during the past few years, the increment of email users has dramatically increased spam emails.  ...  The user of this technology will automatically become a part of the millions of other users fighting spam. Numerous antispam techniques make use of this fact to effectively eliminate spam.  ... 
doi:10.1051/itmconf/20224201001 doaj:2828bd6a9d844c37a907b53954a1f289 fatcat:ibsmuimcjbdp7gea5r2q6e7hzy

A Novel Anti-Spam Solution to Minimize False Positive Alarm Rate in Bulk Spam

Abdulkareem Al-
2016 International Journal of Computer Applications  
While providing an overview of the impact caused by spam and the efforts carried out worldwide to fight spam, a novel solution for spam analysis is presented in this study.  ...  Spam has emerged to be an impending problem for internet users and operators as the extensive penetration of spam is now affecting almost every entity associated with the internet.  ...  Countries and organizations around the world are taking serious steps to fight spam, although these efforts are often carried out in developed countries.  ... 
doi:10.5120/ijca2016912318 fatcat:cmpd6vbjp5a23kkxo7dmsalkrm

Trends in Combating Image Spam E-mails [article]

Mohammadi Akheela Khanum, Lamia Mohammed Ketari
2012 arXiv   pre-print
To evade such detection, spammers came up with a new sophisticated technique called image spam.  ...  Therefore, image spam detection techniques should be scalable and adaptable to meet the future tactics of the spammers.  ...  Spammers no more rely on one technique, and consequently, image spam has become a latest trend in the fight between spammers and e-mail users.  ... 
arXiv:1212.1763v1 fatcat:t3urvsj2b5dkjclap6poegdyuu

Deep Learning Empowered Cybersecurity Spam Bot Detection for Online Social Networks

Mesfer Al Duhayyim, Haya Mesfer Alshahrani, Fahd N. Al-Wesabi, Mohammed Alamgeer, Anwer Mustafa Hilal, Mohammed Rizwanullah
2022 Computers Materials & Continua  
The proposed SBD-HDL technique focuses on the detection of spam bots that exist in OSNs.  ...  With this motivation, the current research article proposes a Spam Bot Detection technique using Hybrid DL model abbreviated as SBD-HDL.  ...  The current research paper designed a new SBD-HDL technique for spam bot detection in OSN. The proposed SBD-HDL technique focuses on the detection of spam bots present in OSNs.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.021212 fatcat:4ckxs6ghs5b43jkxldx5u4mwb4

Analysis and detection of low quality information in social networks

De Wang
2014 2014 IEEE 30th International Conference on Data Engineering Workshops  
Also the evolution of various low quality information posts lots of challenges to defensive techniques.  ...  Our framework and detection techniques show promising results in analyzing and detecting low quality information in social networks. 978-1-4799-3481-2/14/$31.00  ...  We introduce the Webb Spam Corpus 2011 -a corpus of approximately 330,000 spam web pages -which we make available to researchers in the fight against spam.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icdew.2014.6818354 dblp:conf/icde/Wang14 fatcat:4gjrbwesubguvetpz25cdnpmmy

WSF2: A Novel Framework for Filtering Web Spam

J. Fdez-Glez, D. Ruano-Ordás, R. Laza, J. R. Méndez, R. Pavón, F. Fdez-Riverola
2016 Scientific Programming  
classifiers on web spam detection.  ...  an advanced web spam filtering platform would offer more promising results.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was partially funded by the Projects [15VI013] Contract-Programme from the University of Vigo and [TIN2013-47153-C3-3-R] "Platform of Integration of Intelligent Techniques for  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/6091385 fatcat:fmj4dmfy6fcprkqqogbrvtahtm
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