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Japanese Hunting crew members attacked by killer whales

Scam news was being circulated saying that 16 members of Japanese whaling crew have been killed by killer whale. The report claiming such an incident in world news website appeared to be fictitious. In the crew report claimed stating that after an on-board panic caused by a gas leak on the MV Nisshin Maru, a number of crew members jumped overboard where they were seriously attacked by the killer whales.

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Japan is being reflected in the history of whaling wherein it is being criticized worldly. The news reported in Satire World News Daily Report website. The news depicts an Australian customs boat beside the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru in January 2008.

Before believing through any facts and fictions that comes via social media or emails it’s better to check through various news sources. In recent months the site was responsible for circulating stories which had to be false and fake. Many readers believed that the stories mentioned in this news site were true to their knowledge.

Tips To Evade Graphic Spam Intruding Spam Filters Using Images

According to the most recent reports of the IT security companies Sophos and Symantec the figure of graphic spam is about 30-40% in the total sum of spam mail. The most awful thing about it is that often such emails direct to clutch through the filters, no issue how powerful is the installed anti-spam product. By graphic spam experts indicates two types of emails: mails enclosing only an image or those containing both a image and a few text. The major crisis for spam filters is advertisement mails enclosing only graphic files. These types of spam are acquiring more and more popular and turn into a factual tackle for the companies producing anti-spam software.

The initiative of graphic spam was introduced a long time ago but fairly soon after that spam-filters became skilled of identifying such messages. However spammers have initiated new techniques to create advertisement images that are extremely tricky to detect using known approaches. The approaches presently exercised for detecting graphic spam are based on comparing attached files with so-called graphic signatures. In sort to hoax these technologies particular programs are altering initial files and make numerous trivially different images by altering colors, changing borders, tilting several letters or restoring the background. So, when spam messages are sent there are no similar images in them, which create spam detection considerably more difficult.

Spammers are using multilayer images when letters and words are hacked into elements, which are distributed between different frames, and only viewing the entire animated image a reader can notice the whole text of the advertisement.

One of the comparatively new types of graphic spam is PDF-documents. Symantec experts have previously spotted numerous varieties of this type. In one case a PDF-file was just a news message and the letter was created professionally so it didn’t look doubtful at all. In another case, a similar letter was sent with an attached PDF-document that showed to be graphic spam in the trust that the letter will not be detected by spam filters.

Actually, spammers think graphic type of spam as a hopeful technology, which unties many methods to avoid detection by anti-spam software, and will broadly grow it. This implies that in the nearby prospect the amount of “spam in images” will be developing quickly. However, the latest versions of anti-spam software are prepared to meet the dispute and are already skilled of detecting many types of graphic spam.