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Monday, September 12, 2005

spam: the next generation

Mark Cuban is best known for being the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, but he's also credited with coining the term "splogging," according to this post by Andy Carvin.

Splogging has also caught the attention of at least one of the Internet security experts at the MediaConnect Asia Security Issues Forum, who devoted most of his presentation to this emerging Internet threat.

Here's the INQ7 Infotech story I wrote:

WITH blogs becoming more mainstream while retaining much of their credibility as an alternative voice on the Internet, an expert has warned that they might increasingly be used to spread the most irritating online message of all: spam.

"The problem with spam is that this threat is actually generating revenue for marketers," Mark Trudinger, vice president for Asia of SurfControl told technology journalists at the MediaConnect Asia Security Issues forum, Sept. 5 in Singapore, as he discussed the emerging landscape of threats to the Internet.
Check out the full article.

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