spambot


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spam·bot

 (spăm′bŏt′)
n.
A bot that sends out junk email.

spambot

(ˈspæmˌbɒt)
n
(Computer Science) a computer program that identifies e-mail addresses to send spam to

spambot

A program that searches the Internet for valid email addresses to be used as the targets for spam.
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The spambot protection for free forms is set via the plugin settings.
Millions of the president's followers complained at having received nothing," it said, "We tried to locate the follower 3,000,001 for their views on the subject and discovered it was a porn spambot.
Unknown correspondents are sent a challenge that a human being can read and answer but a spambot can't (yet, anyway).
Spambot software will search the web for e-mail address by wandering up and down web sites following links and record anything that looks like an e-mail address.
Petersburg authorities discovered around 30 Chinese imported household appliances including kettles and irons with 'spy microchips' capable of sending data to foreign server, they have issued warnings that potential hackers may send spambot into the device to exploit it.
Without the user's knowledge, a spambot hijacks a computer and uses it to relay spam or virus infected e-mail.
The new version features optimized programme code and improved antispam check for better spambot protection.
As part of the study's findings, TRACElabs determined that the Rustock and Xarvester malware provided the most efficient spambot code, enabling individual zombie computers to send 600,000 spam messages each over a 24 hour period.
With one particular customer, we were able to use the 24/7 methodology to help detect a spambot that was just beginning to cause problems on their network infrastructure.