China Still ‘King’ Spam

The most active countries sending spam is still held by China. Although the percentages were little changed, down 1.2% China, the United States fell 0.9% and South Korea fell by 3%.

Of Kaspersky Lab notes, the majority of email spam remains small with under 1 Kb file. In the second quarter, email spam small rose 4.8% and in total accounted for 73.8% of all spam emails.

Number of malicious attachments in the second quarter, down 1% from the first quarter to 2.3% of all spam emails.

Among the threats that spread through email, the most dominant is the email that is designed to steal user accounts to access the data (eg username and password), especially username and password for online banking services.

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BlackBerry 10 to Label ‘Safe’

Blackberry 10 BBXosAmid the onslaught of unpleasant gossip, Research In Motion (RIM) can at least be cleared. This Canadian company is proud that BlackBerry 10 has just certified the security of the United States (U.S.).

“The BlackBerry platform 10 has received FIPS 140-2 certification. Certification allows government employees take advantage of the device, along with new enterprise management platform owned BlackBerry, BlackBerry 10 as soon as possible if the smartphone was launched,” said RIM as reported by Reuters on Thursday (08/11/2012 ).

This announcement certainly gives fresh air for RIM. Given the growing market of Apple and Android smartphone eroded lately, the presence of the BlackBerry 10 expected to be the savior. Continue reading “BlackBerry 10 to Label ‘Safe’”

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Windows 8 Awaken the Glory of PC Era?

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Major changes that will be carried by Microsoft in Windows 8, believed to reinstate the glory of personal computer (PC) is now stagnant. Recent data from the latest IDC said the growth in worldwide PC shipments for 2011 moving slowly, with the achievement of 1.8 percent. And it predicted would happen back in the first quarter of 2012.

Windows 8 will indeed be optimized for the tablet and the PC, but Microsoft still needs to encourage the sale of the operating system in the traditional PC (desktop), if you still want to maintain profit margins.

According to IDC, Windows 8 when combined with new form factors such as ultrabook, can be a powerful weapon to achieve all these targets. Continue reading “Windows 8 Awaken the Glory of PC Era?”