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Re: Attempts to poison bayesian systems

On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 01:25:30PM +0000, Dale Amon wrote:

> I've been noticing loads of mails like this lately:
>   Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2003 16:25:34 +0500
>   From: "Joseph Jenkins" <qyzeji@canada.com>
>   Subject: Re: MIT, rest in peace!
>   To: admin@vnl.com
>   X-Mailer: mPOP Web-Mail 2.19
>   emery atrocious larval drippy elate incontrollable raster anglicanism
>   checkerberry feed sit ajar saturable decathlon
>   already climate inhibition pagoda narcissus expository toni
> I can only assume someone out there is trying to attack
> bayesian systems by loading them up with all sorts of
> normal words so that good mail gets false positives, thus
> breaking the systems.

Considering that these messages tend to use 'random' words rather than
'normal' words, I'm not concerned.

 - mdz

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