What's New: Spam, Spam, Lovely Spam

While the Monty Python "spam" skit may have been funny in its day, spam is no longer a laughing matter. One source estimates 55 billion spam messages are sent per day worldwide, representing a 40% increase since April. According to anti-spam organization Spamhaus, "80% of spam received by Internet users in North America and Europe can be traced...to a hard-core group of around 200 known spam operations." It is literally these people's business to send you spam. Increasingly, e-mail is also used for more malicious purposes such as phishing. Read the full article.

Monday, Aug 7, 2006 11:50 am CDT

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