[Nottingham] Tux Games Antispam - Your message is being held
camilo at mesias.co.uk
Mon Dec 10 12:33:32 GMT 2007
> What should the ordinary computer-user be doing?
> Windows users - keep patched, update anti-malware software regularly.
> Linux users - keep patched.
> Anything else?
Google's effectiveness at filtering spam messages is legendary (though
not perfect). For casual users of email I'd struggle to find a reason
to /not/ recommend gmail.
Patching is a good thing to do.
Maybe we should also lobby for more harsh punishments for the
creation/use of botnets? It would parallel the way the USA takes a
hard line on 'mail fraud'.
At the moment I think the punishments for running a botnet don't
reflect the amount of trouble they could potentially cause.
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