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You would be hard-pressed not to notice all of the references in the news these days to the growing use of social networking sites. At the same time, thanks to the ever-changing tactics of opportunistic cyber criminals, we’re equally bombarded with news of all the real and potential threats abounding on these sites.
As a consumer, it’s truly becoming more and more difficult to navigate the Web safely, networking sites included.
This week’s proof of the fast-acting, opportunistic nature of today’s spammers and cyber scammers:
While the phrase “swine flu” has reportedly not been seen in spammed messages prior to the start of this week, an estimated 5 percent of junk mail clogging inboxes around the world now refers to it, according to industry stats cited in a Guardian.co.uk article.
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