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2008-10-21 11:35:00

By Jon Swartz SAN FRANCISCO -- E-mail users worldwide are being buried in a blizzard of bounced messages caused by spammers. Dubbed "backscatter spam," this latest fad is clogging e-mail accounts and slowing victims' inboxes to a crawl. Up to 3% of all e-mail today is backscatter, says Dmitry Samosseiko, manager of SophosLabs Canada. "It is a major problem, and it is getting worse," he says. How it works: Spammers collect real e-mail addresses, often through computer viruses that steal...

2008-07-01 09:00:25

E-mail spam went through an important change in terms of content and distribution medium during the first half of 2008, according to BitDefender(R), an award-winning provider of antivirus software and data security solutions. BitDefender today released the results of its spam and phishing survey from January through June 2008; last year's highly advertised stock spam dropped from 25% to just 2%, while the formerly intrusive image spam continued its descending trend. In terms of media and...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.