Common Dangers Like Spam Remain Most Lethal in Offices

Web and spam filtering software maker SpamTitan Technologies, on September 21, 2010, released its latest report involving a survey of small-and-medium businesses (SMBs) as also their opinions about the still prevalent risks that emanate from phishing assaults. States the report, although media suggests an increase in phishing attacks against users of social-networking websites, these attacks are marginal on enterprises in relation to conventional spam methods.

Furthermore, the report reveals that the maximum number of respondents i.e. 75% of IT managers questioned, think that conventional spam is the greatest danger online.

Remarking about the outcomes of the survey, Chief Executive Officer Ronan Kavanagh of SpamTitan stated that phishing scams continued to be a confirmed as well as current danger to enterprises. Newsblaze.com published this on September 21, 2010.

The survey, incidentally, isn't unprecedented, as Symantec the security company conducted a same type of study with SMBs during February 2010. That study revealed that even then SMBs regarded spam as a major threat. Moreover, SMBs considered PC viruses as their greatest issue of concern, with 79% of respondents reporting themselves as "somewhat" or "extremely" worried of the threat. Thus, e-mail junk or spam was the 2nd greatest worry, while data hacks came in as 3rd.

The SpamTitan study, meanwhile, further discloses that there's differentiated opinion over whether or not security measures for business networks have led phishers to change preference from e-mail to Facebook and Twitter and other social-networking websites. Accordingly, 37% of respondents stated that the phenomenon was growing, whereas 31% stated otherwise. Rather, according to the latter, the trend for phishing on social-networking sites was an obvious reaction to the increasing number of people surfing the major social networks. EWeek.com reported this on September 21, 2010.

Eventually, to remain safe from getting victimized, security specialists observe that enterprises, whatever their size, must protect their information and that's critical. As the mentioned studies/surveys highlight, there's a continuous and growing danger to SMBs' confidential data. Consequently, such businesses should move ahead of simply enforcing conventional anti-viruses to executing whole security software for making sure that their secrets don't get exposed online, the specialists advise.

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