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A drop in spam?

Richard has a good entry about computer security, but in it, when talking about measuring the effectiveness of Thunderbird’s new junk mail filter, he says:

It’s rather hard to tell whether it’s working at the moment though because all the spam zombies are being taken down by Sasser.

This is something I’ve noticed too. The amount of spam I’ve got over the past few days has been much lower than usual, and a lot of what I normally get is through zombiefied relays. Maybe this is a positive side effect of the worm?

Let’s hope that the outbreak encourages people to upgrade their protection, like installing firewalls and whatnot. I seriously doubt it’ll make much difference but we can at least cling to that hope.

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