Spam, Spim, Spit…Achtooey!
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First it was spam – the junk email we all know and love to hate.

Then it was spim, which is spam sent by instant messenger (hence the “i m”).


Move over boys, and meet “spit”.

Spit is spam sent to a Voice Over IP (VoIP) connection, another name for which is “Internet telephony” (hence the “i t”).

And just as you are about to say “now I’ve heard everything”, you haven’t.

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AT&T has just announced today that they have developed technology to deal with ‘spit’, and they are calling it (wait for it)… “Spittoon”

Really.

(Now you’ve heard everything.)

 

According to AT&T Lab’s expert on Internet Security, Kevin Kealey, the new technology will be deployed at AT&T data centers “soon”.

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