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One New Thing
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
One New Thing: An Australian initiative to encourage protection against spam and viruses.

No news to anyone that spam is a costly and time-wasting problem, so I was pleased to read today that Australia’s Internet Industry Association has set up a NoVirus site offering free trials of antivirus software. It’s a complement to their NoSpam site. Plus there’s a site for small businesses. Apparently, there a large number of people around who either don’t understand or are “too busy” to be involved in protecting themselves and others against the spread of viruses, so this could be the start of some stepping in the right direction. Most of these antivirus offers are trials, which doesn’t really signify a long term solution: but as I said, a good start, and a site to watch.

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