Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

E-mail today is 69 percent spam

Filed under
Security

Bickering among software companies over who should set e-mail standards has allowed the amount of worldwide spam to jump to 69 percent.

A Philadelphia-based tech entrepreneur named Meng Wong helped bring the issue to light in 2003 when he and a friend developed a program that identified spammers and offered security, which they offered for free on the Internet.

Microsoft, Yahoo Inc., and Cisco Systems were also working on similar ideas, but Microsoft decided to partner with Meng to develop one specification designed to help eliminate domain spoofing and provide greater protection against phishing schemes.

"Stopping spam is something everybody wants to do and it has been this hard," Wong told the Washington Post.

However, the dissent over who establishes a common protocol remains in the industry, which has allowed the amount of spam messages to reach 69 percent worldwide from 50 percent in July 2003.

UPI

More in Tux Machines

Google launches new site to showcase its open source projects and processes

Google is launching a new site today that brings all of the company’s open source projects under a single umbrella. The code of these projects will still live on GitHub and Google’s self-hosted git service, of course, with the new site functioning as a central directory for them. While this new project is obviously meant to showcase Google’s projects, the company says it also wants to use it to provide “a look under the hood” of how it “does” open source. Read more

Tizen and Android

Day of Infamy, CRYENGINE, and Performance Tools

Red Hat: We're giving VMware a 'run for its money' in virtualization

Red Hat's enterprise virtualization product is proving stiff competition for VMware, Paul Cormier, EVP and president of products and technologies, claimed at Red Hat's North American Partner Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday. According to the executive, Red Hat Virtualization (RHV), the open source software vendor's mission-critical, end-to-end open source virtualization infrastructure, has made a name for itself in such a way that VMware customers are increasingly showing interest in the technology. Read more Also: Red Hat CEO says businesses remain confident under Trump Amazon, Red Hat, Tesaro Price Targets Raised; Snap Started At Hold Tech Today: Snap’d By Facebook, Apple’s Innovation, Red Hat Jumps