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From RW <>
Subject Re: Spam Pattern
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:42:55 GMT
On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:02:20 -0500
Joe Quinn wrote:

> This pattern has been showing up in a good 80% of spam I have looked
> at in the past month.
> Spammers take a few paragraphs out of a large body of text and put it
> at the end of their email. My favorite is one that had the scene
> where Daisy first meets Jay Gatsby.
> Sometimes they add some munging, or like in this example they insert 
> base64-encoded hashes.

It's not base64, it's just hexadecimal. 

I don't see any particular reason to think they are hashes.

>  We have a rule for the plaintext hashes,

I presume you've mixed up your examples and given the "plaintext"
version, base64 should be just as easy to spot because of the way
its padded-out.

> Example:

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