DV Hardware bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
October 23, 2016 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 88 people online.


Latest Reviews
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
ZOWIE G-TF Rough mousepad
ROCCAT Isku FX gaming keyboard
Prolimatech Magnetic Pin

Follow us

Microsoft: Over 97 percent of all e-mails are spam

Posted on Sunday, April 12 2009 @ 10:51:46 CEST by

A security report by Microsoft claims more than 97 percent of all e-mails are spam, and that the global ratio of infected PCs is around 8.6 for every 1,000 uninfected machines. Another observation is that hackers are increasingly targeting flaws in Office and PDF documents. Paul Woods, a senior analyst at security firm Message Labs, is surprised by Microsoft's findings. Woods says their own analysis shows that around 81 percent of all e-mail traffic is spam.
Microsoft said people should not panic about the high levels of unwanted e-mail.

Cliff Evans, head of security and privacy for Microsoft in the UK, told BBC News: "The good news is that the majority of that never hits your inbox although some will get through."

Ed Gibson, chief cyber security advisor at Microsoft, said the rise in spam was due to traditional organised crime figures moving away from exploiting software vulnerabilities and "targeting the weak link that is you and me".

"With higher capacity broadband and better OS (operating systems), and higher power computers it is easier now to send out billions of spams. Three or four years ago the capacity wasn't there."



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2016 DM Media Group bvba