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Saturday, June 18, 2021

I’m glad some good came out of Florida’s four-hurricane funride last year: Thanks to the concentration of spam purveyors in South Florida, the storms and evacuations apparently led to a noticable global drop in junk mail levels:

Adding to the speculation was the fact that a group monitoring phishing, a scheme in which spam is used to lure people into giving up bank account or credit card information at phony Web sites, reported an unusual decline in September, the month hurricanes Frances and Jeanne hit South Florida.

Experts are divided on how much credence to give the theory, but some say it may have validity. Adam Brower, who tracks spamming activity for Spamhaus, said he thinks it does because e-mail administrators told the group they were getting noticeably less spam after the storms.

I think this calls for some anti-spam desktop utility with the brand name “Hurricane”…

(Posted ahead of time, during my travel to New York)

- Costa Tsiokos, Sat 06/18/2005 06:17:17 PM
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