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Worm Exploiting Microsoft Windows Server Spotted

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| A worm designed to exploit the recently patched vulnerability covered in
| Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 has been detected, US-CERT, the
| government's cybersecurity organization, warned Monday.
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/...ubSection=News

Spammers abuse Microsoft Services

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| Let us now understand how spammers and their recent developments have been
| targeting Microsoft services with a wide range of attacks.
| Earlier this year (2008), as reported by Websense Security Labs, spammers
| defeated Microsoft’s CAPTCHA system targeting Microsoft’s Live Mail to sign
| up and create their accounts. Spammers widely used these accounts to
| advertise their products and services, and carry out a different range of
| attacks, using the trusted reputation of Microsoft’s Live Mail systems.
| Realizing spammers were abusing Live Mail services, Microsoft improved the
| Live Mail account signup and creation process, while preserving their CAPTCHA
| system for usability.
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http://www.varindia.com/searchdetail...18414b79f65842


Recent:

What is the speed of spam? 7.8 billion messages per hour!

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| Spam volumes have doubled, and the Srizbi botnet alone was seen to be capable
| of pumping out an astonishing 7.8 billion messages an hour. That is probably
| worth repeating: 7.8 BILLION spams every single hour!
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/19992/1054/


Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...ule-cyberspace
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