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Issue No. 02 - Mar.-Apr. (2016 vol. 18)
ISSN: 1520-9202
pp: 66-70
Chao Chen , Deakin University, Australia
Jun Zhang , Deakin University, Australia
Yang Xiang , Deakin University, Australia
Wanlei Zhou , Deakin University, Australia
Jonathan Oliver , Trend Micro
ABSTRACT
While researchers develop various approaches to detect Twitter spam, spammers thwart their efforts with more complex spamming strategies. The authors' in-depth analysis of more than 570 million tweets revealed three new spamming strategies: coordinated posting behavior, finite-state machine-based spam template, and passive spam.
INDEX TERMS
Twitter, Australia, Software, Games, Security, Unsolicited electronic mail, Tagging
CITATION
Chao Chen, Jun Zhang, Yang Xiang, Wanlei Zhou, Jonathan Oliver, "Spammers Are Becoming "Smarter" on Twitter", IT Professional, vol. 18, no. , pp. 66-70, Mar.-Apr. 2016, doi:10.1109/MITP.2016.36
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