The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Secure Your computer; Take Back the Net!

In light of the unfortunately successful DDoS attack against Blue Security, the world has become aware of the harm that can be done by spammers and other cyber-criminals with large numbers of zombie computers at their command.

Zombie computers are used to transmit spam as well as launch denial-of-service attacks. It is now estimated that the majority of email spam is sent by zombies.

In the wake of the Blue Security attack, the Institute for Spam and Internet Public Policy (ISIPP) has launched the "Take Back the Net" campaign to educate people to secure their damn computers.

Learn more at their site: Secure Your Computer and Take Back the Net!


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