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Submission + - The Business of Spam (

ATMAvatar writes: The IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy hosted in Oakland nearly three weeks ago featured a study on the economics of spam. It attempts to identify and analyze the chain of businesses behind spam and the products that are featured. The goal was to take a more comprehensive look at the mechanics behind the industry in an attempt to identify better, alternative means to combat spam.

Special credit to Bruce Schneier's blog for the original link.

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The Business of Spam

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Honesty is for the most part less profitable than dishonesty. -- Plato