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  • Spam surge precedes Xtra email issues

    There was a 50% increase in spam on the Thursday just before Telecom switched its Xtra email platform to Yahoo, says Thom Hooker, director of operations at Auckland-based secure email software developer SMX.

  • Kiwi Honeynet researchers probe internet bad guys

    By putting out honeypots — easily compromised computers designed to trap attackers — four volunteer researchers in New Zealand are trying to find out what makes cyber-criminals tick.