Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Subliminal messages come in spam



copyright zdnet.co.uk
by Peter Judge
published September 11, 2006

PandaLabs warns of banned subliminal advertising appearing in spam.

Banned subliminal messages that could potentially manipulate users' subconscious have appeared in spam, according to PandaLabs. Users opening the message see what appears to be a normal advertisement for online stocks. Yet the message also displays a rapid series of images, for 10 to 40 milliseconds, which include the word "buy", according to PandaLabs.

Controversy has surrounded subliminal messages since they were reportedly tested in advertising in the 1950s in the US. Nobody has ever shown that they work but subliminal images are banned worldwide in TV and cinema advertising.

FULL ARTICLE - http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/security/0,39020375,39283162,00.htm - LINK PANDA LAB http://www.pandasoftware.com/about_panda/press_room/PandaLabs+detects+a+new+spam+technique.htm

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