The rise of the malicious spammer

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One of the most noteworthy IT security developments of 2003 is the convergence between spamming and viral techniques, leading to a much more dangerous threat for email users.

As Sobig and other viruses have demonstrated, the hijacking of PCs to send out mass mailings of spam takes the email security threat to a new level. The rise of broadband is also making this situation worse - as always on means always vulnerable - and next year this problem is set to continue. ...

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