links for 2010-11-21

  • OECD researchers have found that piracy, not high speed broadband as is often assumed, explains the prevalence of botnet infections in a country. After analysing 190 billion spam messages from 170 million sources captured between 2005 and 2009, the researchers found high speed broadband was not associated with higher levels of botnet infections.
  • A senior minister in Thailand's ICT authority, which oversees internet censorship in the country, said that blacklisting has failed and should be dropped. Thongchai Sangsiri, director of computer forensics within Thailand's Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT), told the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity cybersecurity forum in NSW today that its blacklists are verbose and have created onerous management problems for internet service providers.
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