hash buster


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hash buster

A spamming technique that attempts to fool spam filters that use hashing, which is a fast way of analyzing the body of an email message. Hashing converts the text of the message into a hash value, which is a short numerical condensation, and compares it to a list of hash values derived from real spam. The hash buster adds different random words to the text of each message in order to change its hash value and produce a negative comparison. See hash function.
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Spammers counter with "hash busters" - messages packaged with random words that mimic real correspondence.