End of spam, phishing threats not far off

Viruses, spam and phishing may have been big messaging security threats in 2005, but this year expect secure archiving, risk management and layered threat prevention to take center stage.

That's the forecast from San Francisco-based Ferris Research, which last week unveiled its latest report, Top 10 Messaging & Collaboration Issues of 2006.

According to the report's author, Ferris Lead Analyst Richi Jennings, traditionally vexing problems like spam and phishing still exist, but increasingly sophisticated antispam software and its ubiquitous use are mitigating those threats.

"Spam will continue, but people will no longer see it," Jennings said. "And if they can't see it, they can't buy things from spam ads. And if they can't buy, then the spammers don't get paid, since they work on commission. And if they don't get paid, there's no more incentive, and then presto, the spam problem implodes." End of spam, phishing threats not far off

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 10th January 2006 7:16AM