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RE: Anti-spam System Idea

  • From: jlewis
  • Date: Sat Feb 14 20:23:29 2004

On Sat, 14 Feb 2004, Tim Thorpe wrote:

> If these exist then why are we still having problems? 

Because the spammers are creating proxies faster than any of the anti-spam
people can find them.  Evidence suggests, at least on the order of 10,000
new spam proxies are created and used every day by spackers 

The relative insecurity of windows and ignorance of the average internet 
user has created an incredibly target rich environment for the spackers.
> Why do we let customers who have been infected flood the networks with
> traffic as they do? Should they not also be responsible for the security
> of their computers? Do we not do enough to educate?

Economics, and convenience outweighing security.  We're big, and slow to 
change.  They're small and mobile.

 Jon Lewis *[email protected]*|  I route
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