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Leveraging Social Networks to Fight Spam
April 2005 (vol. 38 no. 4)
pp. 61-68
P. Oscar Boykin, University of Florida
Vwani P. Roychowdhury, University of California, Los Angeles
Social networks are useful for judging the trustworthiness of outsiders. An automated antispam tool exploits the properties of social networks to distinguish between unsolicited commercial e-mail—spam—and messages associated with people the user knows.
Index Terms:
e-mail, spam, Internet, communities, social networks
Citation:
P. Oscar Boykin, Vwani P. Roychowdhury, "Leveraging Social Networks to Fight Spam," Computer, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 61-68, April 2005, doi:10.1109/MC.2005.132
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