Spam filtering for mobile communication devices
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2025-Aug-11
Potentially relevant companies (11): AsusTek Computer Inc, Avaya Incorporated, BMC Software Incorporated, Dell Inc., Facebook, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Symantec Corporation, T-Mobile USA, Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Verizon, Vodafone Group
Products & technologies (4): Messaging:Text Messaging, Mobile:Apps & Services, Wireless:Cellular Devices, Wireless:Smartphone
1. Field of the Invention
The invention is related to the field of wireless networks, and in particular, to systems and methods of filtering spam destined for mobile communication devices communicating with a wireless network.
A spam filtering system (110,404) for a wireless network (100,400), the spam filtering system comprising:
an interface (112,414) adapted to receive a message (106) destined for a mobile communication device (104,406); and
a processing system (114,416) adapted to receive the message from the interface
the processing system being further adapted to process the message based on first filtering criteria (424)to make an initial determination whether the message is suspected of comprising spam,
the processing system being further adapted to transmit the message based on said first filtering criteria (424) to a message center (111,406) without further processing responsive to an initial determination that the message is not suspected of comprising spam, the message center being subsequently adapted to forward the message to the mobile communication device,
the processing system (416) being further adapted to process the message based on second filtering criteria(434) responsive to an initial determination determining that the message is suspected of comprising spam to make a final determination whether the message comprises spam , and
the processing system (114,416) is further adapted to transmit the message (106) based on said second criteria (434) to the message center (111,406) responsive to a final determination determining that the message docs not comprise spam, and is further adapted to block the message responsive to the final determination that the message comprises spam.
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