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Symantec State of Spam Report - September 2008 and Microsoft Patch Tuesday security response blog

Here are the September State of Spam Report and The Microsoft Patch Tuesday security response blog from Symantec
  • 11 September, 2008 12:55

<p>Good afternoon,</p>
<p>Here is the September State of Spam Report from Symantec. This report reviews spam activity throughout the month of August.</p>
<p>A closer observation of spam tactics in Asia Pacific this past month revealed some interesting highlights:</p>
<p>· Olympic Themed Spam Continued in August 2008</p>
<p>· Russia/Georgia Conflict News Used to Hide Malicious Code in Spam</p>
<p>· Download IE7...The Latest Version</p>
<p>· Viruses, Spam and Phishing – The Trifecta of Security Threats Targeting Financial Services Institutions</p>
<p>· Job Seekers: Beware of Bogus Recruitment Advertisements Bearing Viruses</p>
<p>· Airline e-ticket Connects Viruses and Spam</p>
<p>Symantec has also released the Microsoft Patch Tuesday security response blog with four bulletins covering eight vulnerabilities. All of the vulnerabilities this month are client-side issues rated "critical."</p>
<p>The Microsoft Patch Tuesday security response blog can be found at: https://forums.symantec.com/syment/blog/article?blog.id=vulnerabilities_exploits&amp;thread.id=168</p>
<p>If you would like more information on this report or on Symantec's Micorsoft Patch Tuesday security response blog, or if would like to speak with someone from Symantec about the findings please contact one of the representatives below.</p>
<p>Press Contacts:</p>
<p>Angela Coombes</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3492</p>
<p>Angela.coombes@maxaustralia.com.au</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine</p>
<p>Symantec</p>
<p>+61 2 8879 1110</p>
<p>debbie_sassine@symantec.com</p>

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