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Saturday, November 06, 2004

Maps about internet

Postini the webmail filtering service has posted very interesting statistics as maps (once you've opened the page, click on the "Maps" tab"), showing the origins of spam (very detailed version), viruses (with details), and details of directory harvest attacks.
Some interesting facts aggregated are:

- 1 in 2 SMTP connection is wasted
- 10 out of 13 messages are spam.
- 1 in 28 messages is virus infected

Significant amount of spam, for example, originate from China, Brazil and other countries, arguably because of poor legal deterrants. Would we now and in future categorise geographies as spam hotspots? How do we use the information - would this be used for factors to be improved by respective countries during trade negotiations etc?.
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