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Spam Threat Swells to 95%

According to Ipswitch, the network monitoring, messaging and managed file transfer systems developer, the threat of spam content is growing for the fifth consecutive quarter. Technology firm Ipswitch's most recent Spamometer survey pronounced it as the highest level from the beginning of the study.

This was the main conclusion of Ipswitch's 8th Spamometer survey. It declared 95% of emails to be spam whereas in the previous quarter, it was 93%, and 70% in the corresponding period last year.

In MANFACTURING COMPUTER solutions news on September 27, 2007, Chris Greaves, Ipswitch's Sales Director, stated that spam remained to be the plague of the new businesses, which resulted into lost production in the offices throughout the territory and did not show any sign of vanishing. The significance of having an efficient, extensible, and flexible anti-spam filter that provides automatic updates 24x7 is more important currently than ever.

Medication, the largest spam category, makes up a quarter of all received messages in an email inbox, with pornographic emails and undecipherable emails, mostly embedded images, accounted for 21% and 18% respectively.

On September 27, 2007, Clive Longbottom, analyst at Quocirca's Service Director, according to MANUFACTURING COMPUTER solutions, said that spam showed no sign of disappearing and remains a bugbear for the organizations and the individuals alike. However, there are indications that more number of spam is now being received from groups like organized crime than individuals who are out for quick win. He further added that this type of advance is required to be blocked before it becomes grave.

A SoftScan study done in September 2007 had the same figures; it recorded a high spam levels in August in the monthly survey while 97% e-mails were declared junks

Ktar.com on September 25, 2007 reported Symentac's Zulficar Ramzan declaring that spam is a perpetual problem and that they are noticing a usual up trend in the general attack trends. Therefore, people ought to be careful. He further added that if people are careful, they could keep away from many of such instances and not be victimized, as now-a-days, it could pose a danger to your PC if once you are targeted.

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