Could we have discovered the achilles heel of spamlords? A team of UCAL researchers seem to think so. Oh please, let them be right.
Good news, haters of spam: Microsoft just took down the massive botnet known as Rustock, and with it, 39% of global spam. Holy moly.
Go figure, but a fellow named Igor A. Gusev who runs a website called SpamIt.com is also one of Russia's most heinous spam-enabling kingpins. After Russian authorities started cracking down on his operation, the volume of emails sent around the world dropped by one-fifth.
That didn't take long. We're on day two of Apple's Ping and it's already showing the telltale signs of a social network being dirtied up. It doesn't take long for prospectors to spot a potential gold mine, and by "prospectors," of course, I mean no good dirty spammers.
If you don't mind a little confusion when you refer to your inbox, this Computer Mailbox will help in advertising your allegiance to all things tech. Despite the gag concept, it's actually a pretty well-made product, with the PC-shaped exterior...