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Feb 28 2011   7:33AM GMT

According to Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report, Windows-based Systems are less prone to attacks from spammers



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According to Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report, scammers are targeting other operating Systems, platforms , mobile platforms, smart phones and tablets, rather than their prime focus Windows – based systems. The good news is that Windows-based Systems are less prone to attacks from spammers and cyber criminals

The report also shows that 2010 was the first year in the history of the internet that spam volumes decreased. However, despite a global shrinkage in spam, developed countries with broadband internet connections saw an increase in spam. These countries include France, Germany and the United Kingdom. In the United Kingdom spam volumes rose almost 99% from 2009 to 2010.

Some of the notable articles include in the Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report are

  • Money Mules: The Linchpins of Cybercrime Networks
  • Social Engineering: The “Seven Deadly Weaknesses” That Criminals Exploit
  • Criminals Favoring Java Over PDFs
  • Global Spam Update: Spam Down Globally, but on the Rise in Europe
  • Android and Apple Operating Systems Likely Key Targets in 2011

Cisco’s report showed in increase in money mulling, where people are recruited to set up bank accounts or use their own to help scammers launder money. For futher details on the report do download the Cisco 2010 Annual Security Report

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