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" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: MIT, rest in peace!
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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.