Today’s entry in the continuing saga of bad technology reporting comes from CNET:
Cable giant Comcast on Thursday said the volume of spam originating from its network has dropped 35 percent since it blocked an e-mail loophole weeks ago.
The new data comes after Comcast, the nation’s largest broadband service, earlier this month began blocking a gateway that spammers commonly use to send mass volumes of unsolicited e-mail. Called “port 25,” the gateway lets PCs send and receive e-mail based on SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol), the most common technology for exchanging messages.
So port 25 is a gateway now, is it?