Spam, Email Viruses Increase; OS Security Vulnerabilities Decline


Internet Security Systems (ISS) and MessageLabs released a synopsis of 2006 security trends Thursday, with both companies revealing a marked increase in spam throughout the year.

ISS discovered a 100 percent increase year on year in spam. From December 2006 through January 2007, Messagelabs found a 1.5 percent increase in spam globally.

In January, spam totaled 75.8 percent of all e-mails captured by MessageLabsí traffic management in January. Spam, E-mail Viruses Increase; OS Security Vulnerabilities Decline - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

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