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ISPs Could Play Key Role in Beating Spam

According to computer security experts, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not doing enough to fight against spam, although they could lessen it by separating the infected computers from their networks.

According to statistics, despite best efforts by the industry, the hazard of spam continues to stay, and is in fact growing.

To cite an instance, security provider, MessageLabs, said in May 2008 that spam was responsible for over 75% of the total e-mail traffic across the world. It indicated that the majority of spam campaigns were sent from botnets. The company through its research reported that it tracked 81,000 messages as originating from more than 700 different IP addresses of the Storm botnet.

Similar to MessageLabs statistics, Trend Micro also revealed figure...

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