Virus Bulletin Tests Show Less Spam Blockage by Anti-spam Solutions
Security certification agency Virus Bulletin, which operates independently, has declared its most recent outcomes of the comparative review of anti-spam products within the March 2012 edition. The results show that 20 products attained the acclaim of Virus Bulletin Spam (VBSpam), while most were considerably unable to catch large spam in comparison to the tests recently conducted. Globalsecuritymag.com published this on March 20, 2012.
Generally, in consideration with past months, the catch rates of spam by anti-spam solutions currently are largely low, with numerous instances showing the solutions missing over twofold of spam than during earlier tests, discloses VB within its latest comparative review report.
Martijn Grooten, Director of Virus Bulletin anti-spam Test in his remark about the latest development states that it's disturbing. While several news reports have been strongly indicating a worldwide spam drop during the last few months, a declining trend in the performance of spam filters as well, implies nil improvement in the situation facing the security software's consumers, he analyzes. Globalsecuritymag.com published this.
Elsewhere, Grooten further stated that the precise reason for spam filters to fail in catching junk e-mail was difficult to point out. However, spammers apparently were much more skilled now in avoiding IP addresses along with domain-related blacklists. SCMagazine.com.au published this on March 21, 2012.
Indeed, spammers' improved skill shows that they're utilizing hijacked computers more-and-more for distributing their spam mails, Virus Bulletin emphasizes within its report.
It (VB) also adds that the majority of spam filtering products continues to stop over 99% of spam mails, while none wrongly labels over one in 470 genuine messages as junk.
And while considering the above stats in isolation suggests a pretty good picture, there's little for Virus Bulletin to rejoice, as both the wrong junk e-mail detection rates and the correct junk e-mail-catching rates became utterly bad in March 2012.
Remarking about this adverse as also worrying occurrence, the certification agency stated that increased spam implied increased wastage of time in tackling it, an increased possibility of getting ensnared with scams, along with an increased possibility of inadvertently erasing genuine e-mails. Theregister.co.uk published this on March 20, 2012.
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