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Monday, September 12, 2005

spam: the next generation

Mark Cuban is best known for being the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, but he's also credited with coining the term "splogging," according to this post by Andy Carvin.

Splogging has also caught the attention of at least one of the Internet security experts at the MediaConnect Asia Security Issues Forum, who devoted most of his presentation to this emerging Internet threat.

Here's the INQ7 Infotech story I wrote:

WITH blogs becoming more mainstream while retaining much of their credibility as an alternative voice on the Internet, an expert has warned that they might increasingly be used to spread the most irritating online message of all: spam.

"The problem with spam is that this threat is actually generating revenue for marketers," Mark Trudinger, vice president for Asia of SurfControl told technology journalists at the MediaConnect Asia Security Issues forum, Sept. 5 in Singapore, as he discussed the emerging landscape of threats to the Internet.
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who's the next target?

I really had a wonderful time in Singapore and Malaysia last week, plus we got to learn a lot during the MediaConnect Asia Security Issues Forum and Experience 3G with Ericsson media workshop.

Here's one of the stories I wrote last week about the Singapore security issues forum, where experts stressed that we can expect more targeted attacks against companies and government agencies:

SINGAPORE--Viruses and other malware that affect thousands of computer users might hog the media headlines, but the real security threat comes in the increasing number of targeted attacks launched against companies and institutions.

"The mass target attacks get all the press, but the targeted attacks do the most damage," said Nigel Stewart, McAfee’s regional sales manager for Southeast Asia and India, at the MediaConnect Asia Security Issues Forum held in Singapore on September 5.

Read the full story.

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