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Cisco Says Hackers Getting Smarter: Who Would've Thought?

Cisco -- or, for the purpose of this story, Captain Obvious -- released a study showing that hacker attacks are getting more sophisticated. Doesn't this happen each and every year?

Diving into the details, Cisco says spam makes up about 90 percent of all e-mail traffic. (Since my e-mail is published everywhere, including in this newsletter, spam is about 99 percent of all my mail.) There's also a new form of personalized spam; this way, phishers trick you into thinking the mail is truly legit. Botnets are also getting trickier, the network giant says.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 18, 2008 at 11:53 AM


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