What Is This Spit?

from USA Today: A new strain of spam soon could have consumers spitting mad.
“Spit” – spam over Internet telephony – is beginning to surface as more people make phone calls over the Internet instead of regular phone lines, security experts say.
Marketers can program their computers to send 1,000 voice messages a minute over Internet-telephony technology, according to one recent test.
Web-based phone systems ensnared in spam will “trash voice-mail systems,” says Michael Osterman, an independent Internet researcher. “You can easily delete 100 spam text messages. But try to weed through a voice-mail system filled with 100 unsolicited pitches. That’s a pain.”

About David Burn

Fired up to write it down. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Chief storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands.