Monday, May 31, 2004

A little e-mail mixed with your spam

Now there are numbers to back up what we see every day when we open our e-mail inboxes. According to a 25 May report from e-mail filtering firm MessageLabs, two-thirds of the world’s e-mail messages are unsolicited junk mail. MessageLabs, which scanned 840 million e-mails during the month of April, says that 97 percent of spam goes to five countries—the United States, the UK, Germany, Australia, and Hong Kong. The United States was hardest hit, in that 89 percent of all e-mails received there were identified as spam.

The epidemic wasn’t as widespread in the other countries mentioned. Spam comprised 52 percent of messages sent to addresses in the UK, 41 percent in Germany, 32 percent in Australia, and 27 percent in Hong Kong. But Mark Sunner, MessageLabs chief technology officer, says e-mail users in these countries can expect things to get worse. He noted that the UK will likely see volumes of spam similar to U.S. rates in about six months, while Asia-Pacific-region e-mail users will be inundated with junk e-mail within a year. “When it comes to the Internet,” Sunner said, “when the U.S. sneezes, the rest of us catch a cold.”

It stands to reason that e-mail inboxes in the United States would be flooded with spam since most of the world’s unsolicited e-mail come-ons originate in Boca Raton, Florida.

Absolutely everybody who's anybody HATES SPAM !

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Security White Papers n Guides from Verisign


loads of guides and whitepapers !!!

Code Signing Digital IDsSM
for Microsoft AuthenticodeTM Technology
Realizing the Possibilities of Internet Software Distribution

Code Signing Digital IDs for Sun Java Signing

Realizing the Possibilities of Internet Software Distribution

Internet Security Intelligence Briefing

Other free Guides & White papers

A.I. Powered Security


SpyForce Team of Nowell Development Inc. has created a very powerful security software engine called SpyForce that can secure your computers against internal/external computer attackers who have stolen access to your computers.

SpyForce uses an "Artificial Intelligence Engine" to develop private confidential relationships with users by engaging in normal human natural language. The software can actually talk with people and learns information (for security purposes) so that if SpyForce detects "suspicious" behavior by a user, SpyForce investigates the situation by using AI to interrogate the suspect,and possibly ELIMINATE THE attacker from the computer.

This is at the very extreme of cutting edge information security and best thing - it works!

cheers :)

First known 64-bit virus threat found !!!

Security technology company Symantec reported Thursday that it has analyzed what it believes to be the first known threat to 64-bit Windows systems, a virus labeled W64.Rugrat.3344.

Since 64-bit systems have yet to proliferate widely, Symantec maintains that the virus does not yet represent a serious threat.


me + security

My thoughts on whats around me with a focus on security

testing blog 1...2...3...
this is my first post
and ofcourse my first attempt to blogging too

Abt this blog :
Earlier there was lack of information, today there’s so much information (internet) that REQUIRED content is actually difficult to find, my blog aims to provide INF that is ESSENTIAL to a DEV as well as IMP to a GENERAL USER.