The US should follow Europe's lead against spam, according to an eagerly awaited report published today by the All Party Parliamentary Internet Group (APIG).
That's how an article of The Register starts. Will just rules help to actually prevent spam? Why wouldn't spammers escape these rules and why wouldn't they move outside the US and EU to continue the spamming the world? Maybe we should replace the current e-mail standard and look for a secure international or defacto standard that is able to replace it. The current standard is costing us money, time and energy. Three things we can all use for something else.
Link: The Register
Spam is targetting new markets.
Security-software maker Clearswift's latest monthly index of spam trends spotted a strong shift toward e-mail linked to direct products and away from gambling, scams, and pornography.
Spam isn’t a problem that will go away anytime soon.
Spam is expected to grow exponentially over the next year at a rate of approximately 37 percent per month. That's an annual increase of more than 400 percent, according to InformationWeek Research's recent Spam in the Enterprise survey.