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  • He Fights Spam So You Don’t Have To

    He Fights Spam So You Don’t Have To

    By Chad Schneider
    Published: Aug. 28

    Internet security hasn’t found a way to stop spam, which accounts for more than 90 percent of all email. Professor Andrew Whinston is on a mission to stop it at the source. Read more.

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      Darragh McCurragh said on Sept. 1 at 2:37 p.m.
      Thanks for mentioning SpamRankings.net which we hadn't heard of before. One of the problems with fighting spam is that spam, when looked at it by human eyes, is very often easily identifiable yet still eludes most pattern matching efforts, whether by fuzzy logic, neural networks, data mining or whatever. And IP addresses can be shared so it's not always fair to block an IP address only because it is (ab-) used by a "bad apple" too. One easy fix though to discourage the use or build-up of botnets etc. would be if providers (IP hosting, banks, credit card companies, anyone with a customer login) would not store the passwords on their servers. There is never any need to. It suffices to calculate a hash at the time the password is first negotiated (and at each renewal of course), then "throw away" the password on the server, store the hash only and each time the password is used for authentication re-calculate its hash and compare it to the stored hash. Since hashing works only "one-way", i.e. cannot be re-engineered to retrieve the password it is based on, this method immediately stops all password "theft".
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      trebol arquitectura said on Aug. 29 at 3:59 a.m.
      A good article about spamming. should be safer methods that guarantees security from our systems as users. Most users who use e-commerce has great knowledge about web security / network and should be e intiuitivos soisticados methods for users to defend against these violations.
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