USA Today reports that a new kind of spam is catching consumers and corporate security officials off-guard. This new type of spam contains images, rather than text, to confound spam filters and to encourage recipients to actually read the message. In 2005, image-based spam accounted for just 1 percent of all spam. In 2006, the number has already risen to 26 percent. The newest version of this technology varies the content of individual messages by tweaking the color scheme, font types, etc. Due to the size of the images in the messages, this new spam is up...

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