A new appliance meant to fight phishing scams does so by complexifying your network and bypassing standards bodies already working on the problem. Also: Microsoft's footing a hefty bill for XP SP2, Spamhaus goes to China, Yahoo! battles mystery packets, and Food Lion's building the wireless grocery store of the future.
Articles by Michael Hall
New laws and the occasional conviction might make a spam-fighting admin's day, but are they distracting from the technical battle? Also: Wi-Fi you might want to relabel Hi-Fi, an anti-virus product that helps Linux protect Windows on your net, and an anti-spam giveaway from Microsoft.
As Microsoft mulls its bottom line, the rest of the world deals with the widespread Windows vulnerabilities SP2 was built to fix. Our suggestion: Be a good citizen of the 'net and let even the freeloaders get at SP2. Also: EMC and Dell push out a sub-$10k SAN, Broadcom's new 4-Gig switch might be overkill, and get ready for a few new Palm clients on your WLAN.
With a new day comes a new, Microsoft-backed standard for spamfighting. With the merger of Caller ID for E-Mail and the popular but flawed SPF, there's no reason to sit out the spam wars. Also: Cisco's monstrous new switch, Comcast's startling admission, and Microsoft's new security software.
If your CIO hasn't come to chat about archiving and storage, brace yourself: the message storage outlook for many companies is a little rocky. Also: battling message authentication standards, and a boost in NAS capabilities from Microsoft provokes some products from Iomega.