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NetFlash: Spam-busters

Mar 23, 20042 mins

MIT recently brought together the nation’s top spam fighters at its annual anti-spam conference. Network World caught up with some of the speakers and participants. Check out who they say are their most hated spam villians and what their favorite spam-fighting weapons are.


Cisco to acquire IDS vendor Riverhead Networks for $39 million

Cisco plans to purchase privately held Riverhead Networks, a maker of security technology that protects against distributed denial-of-service attacks, in an all-cash deal worth approximately $39 million.

Microsoft: $610 million EU fine too big

The European Commission may fine Microsoft $610 for abusing its monopoly in computer operating systems. Microsoft argues that since there isn’t a clear legal standard under EU law the size of the fine is unwarranted.

Witty worm exploits hole in BlackIce security product

A new worm that exploited a hole in some of Internet Security Systems’ intrusion protection products seems to be dying down after affecting thousands of IP addresses since Saturday.

Today on Layer 8, recently fined 6 euros by the European Union for excessive sarcasm:

Two unholy unions of note; proof you’re not the owner of the nastiest coffee cup in the universe; why our seniors are too smart for spam; the new caption contest is up and running; and much more today at your home for the not-just-networking news.