Gmail is one of the email service used the world over and much of its popularity is based on two important aspects: virtually unlimited storage and WIN a powerful spam filter . The latter is an excellent feature because it lets us keep our inbox free from junk mail.
In addition, late on Google unveiled a new tool to better manage the messages in the spam folder. From now on every time you open an email that appears to be spam will see a small message that we explains why the mail was marked that way
. As can see in the picture at the beginning of the post we are talking about a simple feature but can be very beneficial. Sometimes we run that malicious messages ended up in the spam filter and it is good to know if we mark it manually or if it was erroneously detected by Gmail. The reasons why spam messages are marked as in the email service from Google are varied phishing scams, e-mails sent from senders without authentication and similarity suspicious messages (up suspicious patterns such as “get rich quick”), among others.
No doubt the inclusion of banners that warn why emails were diverted to the spam folder will help to have more control over what happens in our own .
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It is striking that 80% of email traffic that moves in the world is spam. Try it, simply by visiting your inbox, how many emails you have received them interested, how many were public insurance, discounts, electronics, etc, etc.? The security software company
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The news of the twin bombings in Norway shocked the world and left a lot of material to cut. The unfortunate event was mentioned in media around the world and the Internet reoccupied a fundamental space in the distribution of data from last time.
However, we must pay special attention social networks because spam related to the incident and began to circulate. Facebook
, for example, a virus appeared that distributes a link to an alleged attack video
. Security specialists say the threat affects one user per second.
The spam came just hours after the attack occurred in Oslo and has a link that leads to a site with a fake video player. Users who click on the URL they find they never played the clip and the page is redirected to a site with ads and intelligence tests . But if this off, the accounts of users become infected and begin to re-post the link automatically. Unfortunately Facebook is becoming a nest of unwanted threats, and in recent weeks already been several cases of virus that distribute spam through the social network created by Mark Zuckerberg.
Privacy Settings | Applications, games and websites and delete all the tools that appear suspicious on the list. Via | Mashable.
Chart of the decline in spam between July 2010 and June 2011 (Symantec)
While the Internet is a tool that has positively changed the way we life is also characterized by having some very strong points against. One of the worst aspects of the web is the spam , and flooding our e-mail accounts with tons of garbage .
However, the level of spam declined significantly between 2010 and 2011. According to a study by Symantec Intelligence the last 12 months went from 225 billion pieces of spam sent per day to 40 billion
. This cut means that the distribution of unsolicited messages in a 82.22%. The experts indicate that this drop in spam is due to the actions of the authorities, who in the last year dismantled two of the largest distribution networks in the world: Spamit and Rustock . The latter was in charge of 40% of junk mail delivered through the web. But all is not rosy. While significantly cut the occurrence of unsolicited messages, most serious threats appeared on the map. Computer security experts say the real concern today is malicious software , as more and more infected programs are distributed via the Internet. A clear example is TDL-4 , a newly emerging virus that was billed as “indestructible.” What makes this malware infections is to remove a computer but in turn installs other threats at highest risk, hiding behind the facade of antivirus and other protection tools. Hopefully soon specialists can cut the distribution of malicious software just as they did with spam . It would be nice that users can browse without worrying about all the threats that are released through the web.
It’s always interesting to talk about security of technological equipment used to Daily . For example, one of the platforms for most attacks received during the last decade was the computers with Windows , being a perennial target for the “cyber”.
a couple of days ago people Cisco Systems released its annual threat report, indicating that 2010 was the first year “in Internet history” to show a decreasing number of spam volumes transferred to the PC . But now the main sources of threats are smart phones . id=”more-13777″>
The reason for the decline in the level of threats through the web, is the growing emergence of various applications to improve the level of computer security . In addition, operating system developers have been more aggressive at the time of patching vulnerabilities in their platforms, the report said.
Cybercriminals have focused, we see an expanding platform and full of weaknesses to exploit the smartphone market . The main distribution is through threats of malware (malicious software), powered by overcrowding in the supply of online stores that allow downloading third party applications.
also from Cisco indicates that the security software market for smart phones will grow 50 percent annually from this year , with expectations to reach its peak in 2014. Meanwhile, users of high-end phones have to take care and take precautions about the applications downloaded to their computers.
Source: The Cisco Connection.