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This is interesting. It appears that spammers may be going back in time. Remember when we had plain text email and bulletin boards?

We (yes, I ran a BBS) used the ASCII character set to create graphics for login screens, banners and email signatures.

Graham Cluley from Sophos is quoted in this article, Spammers use Dark Ages’ ASCII art trick on

Published: March 16th 2005 at 10:04am

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