Analyst: UN needs warriors in spam battle
The United Nations' International Telecommunications Union has set a goal to eradicate spam -- and it is a laudable one, says Carole Theriault, security consultant with security and AV firm Sophos. But there is no way they can accomplish that feat alone, she tells NewsFactor.
"International legislation will help, but only in conjunction with sophisticated anti-spam software and education will the situation be rectified," Theriault says.
Regulators from 60 countries and worldwide organizations are in attendance at the first international anti-spam conference held at the ITU's ongoing meeting in Geneva. On the opening day, coordinators made no bones about their mission: to take on the "modern day epidemic" of spam.
By Erika Morphy at NewsFactor.
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