E-Postmark may thwart cyber crooks

Monday, 10 May 2004, 12:05 AM EST

Spammers, pirates and hackers beware -- an e-postmark may soon track you, anytime and anywhere.

"A lot of suspicious activity is done anonymously over the Internet," said Penn State University (PSU) associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science George Kesidis.

Kesidis and research associate Ihab Hamadeh have developed a "trace-back feature that would be on all Web-delivered packets -- like a postmark," Kesidis told NewsFactor.

By Mike Martin at NewsFactor.

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