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2006.11.02 Daily Security Reading

by on Nov.02, 2006, under Security

Bot nets likely behind jump in spam

A significant rise in the global volume of spam in the past two months has security analysts worried that bot nets are increasingly being used by spammers to stymie network defenses erected to curtail bulk email.

Bridging the Telecoms Skills Gap

The telecoms sector is booming once again, following five years of relative dormancy. The evidence is everywhere. In the UK alone there’s BT’s 21CN, which will see over 4500 exchanges swapped out in the coming years. Over the summer of this year, we saw the rollout of the UK’s first HDTV-ready, 10GB Ethernet infrastructure for Sky’s triple-play services.

Employee Privacy, Employer Policy

Two recent court cases where an employee’s reasonable expectation of privacy was more important than the employer’s ability to read any employee’s e-mail – despite a privacy policy that clearly stated any company e-mail can, and will, be monitored.

Net forum produces anti-spam plan

OECD at heart of global fight against evil email IGF Six of the world’s largest anti-spam organisations have set up a new website aimed at killing the online menace.

Hackers break into water system network

An infected laptop gave hackers access to computer systems at a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, water treatment plant earlier this month.

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