September 25, 2001

Snooping isn't e-mail delay cause

Author: JT Smith

From Wired News: "
E-mail delivery has been particularly sluggish during the past two weeks. Messages have arrived at their destinations hours after being sent, sparking speculation
that new surveillance programs by government intelligence agencies might be responsible for the sudden slowdown.

But in truth, most transmission delays can be traced to the recent spate of e-mail and server worms that primarily attack Microsoft products -- so much so that
one prominent technology research firm recommended Tuesday that businesses switch to server software other than Microsoft's IIS until the company
completely rewrites the program from the ground up."

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