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Maria Ortiz April 20, 2013

This is some very shocking statistics – a third of all emails with attachments are malware. If something manages to make email obsolete as a means of communication, this will be this scary malware thing. Most of us know it’s not safe to open emails from people you don’t know and very often from people you do know but if the data quoted in the article is correct, then email is so unsafe that I won’t be surprised if because of security reasons its usage starts to drop.

Carlo April 21, 2013

That’s really what you can expect once things become more progressive. It’s basically like cities, you know. Before they become cities, they have fewer people, which also meant a much lesser crime rate. When businesses came in and opportunities increased, they suddenly arrived in droves, and before you know it, there were plenty of thieves and robbers in the area.

Trixie April 28, 2013

I definitely get your analogy, Carlo. in fact, I think it’s a very good one. But what we should start worrying about spam, besides the usual issues, is the increase of malware and other threats in our mobile devices, especially since more people are opting for BYOD and so far there’s no clear support or solution at hand just in case our phones or tablets suffer the same fate as our PCs and laptops.

Angel L. April 29, 2013

I‘ve two email accounts. One is for personal stuff, while the other is for work-related stuff. I use the latter everyday, while I open the personal email only around twice or thrice a week. Everytime I do so, the first thing that I try to find out is how many spam mails I have. Then I delete all the spam without opening even a single one of them. This may not be the perfect solution, but at least I’m doing something, right? If each one of us does the same thing, we’ll achieve something significant for the fight against spammers.

Donald April 30, 2013

I am currently working as a teacher in a school, and as part of introducing IT, especially the Internet, to the kids, we allow them to send some of their assignments via e-mail. However, because of the potential dangers of malware, I’ve opened an account in a cloud where the kids can directly upload their work. This also prevents the children from being exposed to spam mails.

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