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Spam won't be gone in two years

The world will not see the end of spam anytime soon, but a combination of legislation and antispam tools could help manage the problem, says a veteran in the security industry. "In two years' time, we're definitely not going to see the end of spam," said Jan Hruska, co-founder of Sophos, in an interview with ZDNet Asia last week. The security vendor's former co-CEO was making a reference to Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates' prediction that spam would be eradicated in 2006. Hruska pointed out that "every single tactic that has been tried so far [to stop the spam scourge] has had very limited success".Mail authentication for one, "hasn't helped" in practice, and will not have much impact--at least not in the short term, he said. ...

ยป ZDNetIndia - Vivian Yeo - 22-05-2006

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