Blue Security Builds ‘Do Not Intrude Registry’

Blue Frog

Patterned after the Federal Do Not CallRegistry, Blue Security (www.bluesecurity.com) has created a free Do NotIntrude Registry, which forms a communityof people to fight spam by registeringvia the Web and downloading its “BlueFrog” to their computers. Once an individualbecomes a community member, thecompany analyzes spam collected by itsspam sensors and sends warnings to Websites responsible for spamming. If thewarning is ignored, the Blue Frogs installedon community members’ computers automaticallypost complaints for every spammessage received on the Web sites that areadvertised by the spammers—eventuallydisrupting their ability to do business ifthey continue to spam members.

This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.

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