Anti-Spam Measures: Analysis and Design

Anti-Spam Measures: Analysis and Design

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By (author) Guido Schryen

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
  • Format: Paperback | 209 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 236mm x 14mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3642090877
  • ISBN 13: 9783642090875
  • Edition statement: 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2007
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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This book examines anti-spam measures in terms of their potentials, limitations, advantages, and drawbacks. These factors determine to which extent the measures can contribute to the reduction of spam in the long run. It examines legislative, organizational, behavioral, and technological anti-spam measures, including an insight into their effectiveness. In addition, it presents the conceptual development and analysis of an infrastructural e-mail framework, which features such a complementary application, and considers deployment issues.

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From the reviews: "Schryen's book basically contains his German habilitation dissertation. ... This work is a methodical analysis of the potential, limitations, advantages, and drawbacks of antispam measures. ... In summary, Schryen provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art of the antispam field. An excellent work for those working in this field. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Faculty; researchers; professionals." (C. Tappert, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (6), 2008) "This book investigates the problem of email spam ... . It is well written and important concepts ... are exhaustively outlined along with relevant code headers and sensible discussions. I was actually very impressed with the work here and once I started to delve into the contents of this book, I did discover a lot more about this field ... . a tour de force of anti-spam measures and I would hope that this book will become a bedtime read for researchers in the field." (Kevin Curran, Informer, Issue 26, Spring, 2008) "This book ... reviews the history of spam, assesses the current situation and the economic significance of spam, analyzes current anti-spam measures, and proposes changes to the email infrastructure framework to address spam. ... Anyone frustrated by spam will find the book to be an excellent reference ... . The book is a timely review of the current state of spam email on the Internet. It contains thorough references, several appendices, and a good index." (David B. Henderson, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2009)

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The primary goal of this work is the methodical analysis of the potential, limitations, advantages, and drawbacks of anti-spam measures. These determine to which extent the measures can contribute to the reduction of spam in the long run. The range of considered anti-spam measures includes legislative, organizational, behavioral and technological ones. Furthermore, the conceptual development and analysis of an infrastructural email framework that features such a complementary application, is pointed out. After the presentation of the technological and organizational facets, the framework is analyzed twofold: its theoretical effectiveness is assessed with the aid of the formal model mentioned above, its storage and traffic requirements are analyzed quantitatively. The author further considers deployment issues, as the framework will have to be integrated in both the technological and the organizational Internet infrastructure. About the author: Guido Schryen graduated from the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) with a Master s degree in Computer Science and a Master s degree in Operations Research. He obtained his PhD from the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at the RWTH Aachen University, where he now holds a postdoc position at the Institute of Information Systems. His current research activities focus on Internet security and anti-spam measures. Features & Benefits: It provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art of the anti-spam field. It includes a description and a methodical analysis of a broad range of technological, organizational, behavioral, and legislative anti-spam measures. It empirically shows how email addresses on the Internet are harvested and used for spamming. Presents a technological and organizational email infrastructure framework for long-term prevention of email spam. "

Table of contents

Spam and its economic significance.- The e-mail delivery process and its susceptibility to spam.- Anti-spam measures.- A model-driven analysis of the effectiveness of technological anti-spam measures.- An infrastructure framework for addressing spam.- The empirical analysis of the abuse of e-mail addresses placed on the Internet.- Summary and outlook.