Microsoft: We've reduced overall Internet spam

Microsoft: We’ve reduced overall Internet spam.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/08/3huoJv.jpg[/newsimage]Noticed fewer emails from broke Nigerian princes and companies hocking penis pills cluttering your inbox lately? Microsoft claims it's at least partially responsible for a decline in online spam since 2008. And the company says it's only getting warmed up.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-weve-reduced-overall-internet-spam-49626/](http://www.myce.com/news/microsoft-weve-reduced-overall-internet-spam-49626/)


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Maybe MS should spend some of this time and energy on securing hotmail accounts so they don’t get hacked and turned into spammers.

[QUOTE=CDan;2599019]Maybe MS should spend some of this time and energy on securing hotmail accounts so they don’t get hacked and turned into spammers.[/QUOTE]That’s rather hard to do. They can fix site vulnerabilities but getting users to use strong passwords is difficult. There is almost nothing that can be done if the computer the user is logging in from is already compromised by a keylogger. It helps if the user is not using Windows or IE but shoulder surfing and social engineering works with any platform.

Microsoft: We’ve reduced overall Internet spam

I got that message as a pop-up last time I used IE…:wink:

I like ti eat spam why is Microsoft trying to stop us from eating it?


Jay! They protected Hotmail!