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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 12/18/2008 at 1:16 PM


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