Now what do you know the
definition and the parades with the spam, know you to
And yes, the spam does not
play any more solo on the fabric to be the only one to
submerge us of junk e-mails. Maintaining it is with the
turn of his/her little brother, the spim, to make devastations.
The spim, that one could translate by "Spam over
Instant Messaging" or more simply "spam of instantaneous
transport", is not attacked, as the definition states
it, that with the software such as AOL, ICQ, Hotmail Messenger...
The spims are composed to 70% of pornographic messages
like of course.
Whereas the battle makes
rage against the spam and that the parades are increasingly
effective, the advertisers are obliged to find other methods.
There was television, the postal mail, the e-mail, and
today your dear instantaneous transport.
The spim risk to become considerable extensive. This increase
would be due partly to the massive use of the instantaneous
transport in company and to a fast increase in the lists
of names. Generally the spimmers use the method of the
e-mail syphilitic to make proliferate their messages.
They conceive a malevolent code of the virus type which
exploits the faults of the transport. They insert a code
in a bond and if by misfortune the person click above,
the contacts in the list of the person will receive on
her behalf this same message, or benefits from the naivety
of the users them "to steal" their list of contacts.
For the moment, there are not effective means to fight
the spims. The users can fortunately draw up a list of
friends thus allowing them not to receive these useless
- AOL, thanks to IMCatcher, authorizes a setting in quarantine
messages coming d’ unknown shippers.
- MSN Messenger makes it possible to block messages coming
people not registered on the list from contacts.
Moreover, will know that the users of this two transport
cannot communicate between them..., that can reduce a
little the entry to the spims. On the other hand I do
not speak about Trillian,
which makes him the reverse, it gathers all the networks
Lastly, there is all the same the antiones such as the
add one named Simp of Secway
which is installed on the transport. Attention with taking
well the version planned for the transport, there are
for all the méssageris of them and are compatible
for all the versions of Windows, a must... There is also
de Zone Labs (the originator of Zone Alarms, a reference).
For those which remember
the famous American comic strip of the Thirties: The brothers
Pim Pam Poum of Knerr; there will be then perhaps the
smile with the lips by discovering later the Junk e-mails
Spim, Spam and Spoum (for spoum: a spam for the mobiles?).