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Spam Talks!

26 Mar

India is developing in leaps and bounds and it gives me immense pleasure  to say that India is the second largest originator of spams worldwide…..Just imagine this to be the opening lines of our communications and information technology minister. Wouldn’t that be scary?

But whether one likes it or not, according to a study 10.98 percent of spams are being sent from Indian IP addresses.

We are all aware that spams are  not just junk emails but target millions of individuals at a go with direct messages. Most of us either delete them or if they are not filtered we fall  prey to such mails and invite heuristic and unwanted trouble which infect our systems.

It seems scientists at Tel Aviv University, Israel, have developed a new security system for the internet using laser. It is a bit strange, but definitely not weird because it will make hackers’ lives difficult. It seems this laser system would have a key code which can be unlocked only by the sender and reciever.  This is definitely an interesting innovation and I am sure people will look forward to using it.

While  the world is swept off by Web 2.0 and people are hooking on to all the possible social networking sites, we have no clue about hackers and the malicious scams  they craft.  To sight a simple example  of how we don’t even realize that we are being targeted and are victims of the  scams. I am sure most of us use our credit or debit cards to shop. While our cards are swiped in the machine, there is a thin layer created by the hackers and with every swipe may be 1 or 2 rupee extra is swiped which does not reflect on the bill, but is deducted from the account.  For 1 lakh people the amount is miniscule, but for a hacker it is an easy means of making 1 lakh in one day.

Well this is just one instance where we are the victims and we would not even remotely thing about it.

Like it is very rightly said, with every new technology there is a price to pay, it comes at a cost!

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3 Comments

Posted by on March 26, 2010 in hackers, internet, security, spams, web 2.0

 

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3 responses to “Spam Talks!

  1. Alonso

    March 31, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Great post:) Those hackers are jerks not only do they steal but make life for internet users difficult and less secure. I am tired to receive emails from my friends warning me not to open certain emails. You have made a valid point Valerine lets fight these hackers with whatever new technology we can. Blog on:)

     
  2. Valerine

    April 1, 2010 at 4:03 am

    Hey Alonso tx for the comment 🙂

     
  3. spikeace

    April 3, 2010 at 7:16 am

    The boon and the bane of technology… for every person to secure a system, there will be another one bent on hacking it… The laser bit was interesting info Ripples, as was the credit card hack…. Reminds me of a bank employee who modified a program that siphoned the pennies off every transaction into his account… it was not until a few years later that the bank noticed millions missing off its balance sheet that he was caught…

     

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