by MAAWG Chairman Michael O'Reirdan
Cyberthreats in Wireless, Now Small, Seen as Soon Rivaling Those Against PCs (Washington Internet Daily)
by Louis Trager on presentation by Alex Bobotek, MAAWG Vice Co-Chairman
Mobile malware exploits on the way, experts say; Criminals are starting to find ways to make money by attacking smartphones (InfoWorld)
by Grant Gross, IDC News Service
With one in six consumers admitting they click on spam, Michael O’Reirdan, chairman of the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG) explains why consumers should consider spam as more than just a nuisance and prevent their computers from becoming bots.
The good news, MAAWG reports, is that 48 percent of respondents said they'd never opened one of those pitches to make a gajillion dollars from home or buy a new spouse from a former Soviet republic.
As cybercrime continues to proliferate on the Internet, one industry security group is hoping its work will help stem the tide of spam and scams.
Interesting parallels can be drawn between the drive to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and efforts to confront the global warming crisis. Hopefully, the updated Internet addressing plan, which the technical community has pushed with mixed results for a decade, will gain traction in the same way that the green movement has during the past couple of years.