Wireless spam: Yet another reason for domain level authentication

Summary:In a recent story, a Southern California man was convicted of illegally using unprotected hotspots to distribute spam. This was the first time anyone has been convicted under the Can-Spam Act.

In a recent story, a Southern California man was convicted of illegally using unprotected hotspots to distribute spam. This was the first time anyone has been convicted under the Can-Spam Act. Since unprotected wireless networks were the platform of choice in the crime, it clearly illustrates the dangers of an unprotected private Wi-Fi network or hotspot. The anonymity that these types of networks afford is simply too much for any spammer or hacker to pass up. Because the Wi-Fi criminal can practice his trade from the comfort from his car in a parking lot, it makes them extremely difficult to track. Unlike commercial Wi-Fi hotspots,

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George Ou, a former ZDNet blogger, is an IT consultant specializing in Servers, Microsoft, Cisco, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, IDS, VPN, Wireless LAN, Security, and IT infrastructure and architecture.

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