Threats From Hackers 'Converging,' Researchers Say
Threats from hackers are converging -- not just coming in on e-mail, or over the Web, or via Instant Messaging (IM), but through all three media, simultaneously, heightening the threat level that computer users are facing.
This week, MessageLabs Latest News about MessageLabs released its "Q2 2006 Intelligence Report," detailing the surprising trends in security TechNet Security Center: Tools & Guidance to Defend Your Network for April through June. Other analysts concur with the assessment.
MessageLabs is seeing a growing amount of "interconnectivity" linking viruses, spam and spyware, for example, quickly making a harmless looking e-mail a more serious Web threat. Technology News: Viruses & Malware: Threats From Hackers 'Converging,' Researchers Say
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