Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Spammers Aren't The Culprit In Spamming

This is a great post from Chad Perrin, who blogs on IT security for TechRepublic. Perrin goes through a long expose on the weaknesses of SMTP and its lack of authentication.

But, in the end, he said, spam is generated by botnets, which are rooted in Trojans dropped on home computers, for the most part.

The solution isn't to replace SMTP but to deal with the weak security of most home computers.


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