Email Cluster Bomb Research

I would like to know more about e-mail cluster bombs.
The "Attack" link explains how an e-mail cluster bomb is launched.

The "Solution" link shows how to prevent such a nasty attack.

Under "Demos" you can launch an attack yourself and much more.

The Email Cluster Bomb

E-mail cluster bombs are massive e-mail attacks that can easily be performed by impersonating the victim and subscribing him/her to a huge number of Web services (newsletters, advertisements, etc).

The purpose of this site is to disseminate information about the e-mail cluster bomb attack and the simple solution we devised to prevent such attacks. We illustrate the attack, the vulnerability of sites, and the solution with a number of simple demos.

© 2004 Filippo Menczer, Markus Jakobsson, & The Trustees of Indiana University