Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Spam and Security

Security Focus has a two-part article on Anti-Spam Solutions and Security (Part 1)(Part 2).

The short version is that the article talks about the dangers that are contained within spam and the methods that can be used to fight spam. Mention of changing the SMTP protocol is made. Personally, major changes to the protocol will likely not work. There is too much inertia in "how things are done". Any change has to be seamless, invisible, and compatible with systems that don't use whatever the new scheme is.