March 2008

Spam continues to inundate our inboxes, with industry stats showing that it makes up over 90 percent of all e-mail! What are the current trends to watch for? Keep reading to find out.

In our Research section, we have the news on another deceptive online practice – this time in the form of rogue security software. Also in this issue, read about malware’s heavy toll on business, plus how Lavasoft is helping to combat these attacks.

Many of you have written in from around the world about extended language support of Ad-Aware 2007. See this month’s “Tips and Tactics” for the scoop.

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The Next Generation of Spam
The evolution of one of the plagues of the Net.

Businesses Under Attack
No network, organization, or business is invulnerable to online attacks.

The Web’s Undersea World
A look at how the Internet is connected together across the globe.

New Targets in Detection
Protect your privacy with a complete list of new targets for February 2008.

Threat Check
Find out which threats have been creating the most buzz among Ad-Aware users this past month.

Bad Behavior
There are many online nasties to choose from when it comes to behaving badly. Read about our pick for
March – AdwareAlert.

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28 Percentage of survey respondents who tried to remove themselves from a spammer’s list by clicking on a link within the spam message.
Source: 2007 Consumer Reports State of the Net Survey

E-mail spamming is the practice of indiscriminately sending recipients mass quantities of unwanted e-mail messages. Spam can contain phishing scams, worms, viruses and malware. Spamming is now seen in many mediums – instant messaging, blogs, mobile phones, Internet forums, and more.

Looking for information on extended language support for your favorite anti-spyware software, Ad-Aware 2007? Get the details.

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