will spammers early adopt hashcash? (Re: Spam Spotlight on Reputation)

Ben Laurie ben at algroup.co.uk
Mon Sep 13 08:18:32 EDT 2004

Adam Shostack wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 04:13:13PM -0400, Adam Back wrote:
> | Well we'll see.  If they have lots of CPU from zombies and can get and
> | maintain more with limited effort maybe even they can, and CAMRAM's
> | higher cost stamp on introductions only will prevail as the preferred
> | method.
> Adam,
> 	You've thought about this more than me.  What do you see as
> equilibrium postal rates if the spammers have 10k, 100k, or a million
> nodes to send?
>         Will spammers run under nice?  Use your graphics card as a
> co-processor?  Is the rate of new vulns high enough to keep their CPU
> pools filled?

We have some figures for that kind of stuff in 



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