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September 12, 2007

An unexpected development

Filed under: spam, technology — rchanter @ 11:19 pm

With the early lead Linux established in cheap supercomputing, and high profile compute clusters from Apple and Sun, who would have thought that the world’s most powerful supercomputer would turn out to be running Windows?

I kid, but there are a couple of takeaways here for antispam efforts. One, you can’t outspend the botnets on infrastructure. Techniques that rely on making the client do CPU-intensive work are doomed. Two, it’s ever more clear that you can’t filter spam just by looking at it (in software, I mean). Your content-inspecting filters are a distant second in importance behind all the antispam stuff you do before you see any data.

September 7, 2007

Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized — rchanter @ 5:32 am

Ahem. Hello.

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