Why Does My Email Heart Feel So Bad?

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The busy little bees in Symantec have some good news for all of us. It turns out that the number of spam has reached its critical minimal point in the last ten years. This can mean only one thing. The web and email service providers are doing their homework properly.

Or, we can put it in this way. One in two emails is a spam. According to Symantec this is great. Actually, this is the best thing, which happened in this field, during the last cyber decade. Are we supposed to be happy or relieved about it? Symantec has a nice reminder.

Not so long ago, three out of four emails you are supposed to get were with a spam purpose. Yes, this is a great change. No, we are not supposed to be thrilled about it. Is there something we can do to decrease spams to a harmless level of a statistical error?

If you are happy with the current situation, they you are not very likely to change it. Right? This is a moral we strongly recommend for this story. Otherwise, the spam-masters can say, great news, business will be as usual, for us.

Battle Of Britain

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According to the latest Symantec cyber security report the UK was the most popular destination for hackers in 2014. Almost five in six large companies were under some kind of a cyber-attack, this way or another. So, what is this supposed to mean? What should we think about this particular information?

Well, this is a painful increase of more than 40% compared to 2013. Yet again, you simply cannot avoid asking a simple question. How can this be? Who is to blame for this embarrassing negative result? Believe it or not, we are ourselves the worst cyber enemies in the entire virtual universe. How?

It is quite simple, actually. This may come as a huge surprise, but it turns out that the hackers themselves are extremely lazy and profit oriented cyber-creatures. That means they would rather allow their malicious automatized systems to do all the dirty work. They are counting on you, for real.

The absolute majority of all cyber attacks and successful phishing schemes came from the surprisingly naive malicious emails. Unfortunately, the average business UK users were even more naive. Before you know it the entire business structure was infected and compromised. Enough said, isn’t it?

Symantec 1 & Symantec 2

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Hey, what is happening? What is the meaning of all this? First, HP and Symantec decides to cut it in two. Why? Wait, we can understand what is happening with HP, but how about Symantec? HP Inc will deal with computers and printers. On the other side, HP Enterprise will focus on servers and Internet services.

Now, let us see what is the Symantec’s master plan? The first Symantec will handle the IT security stuff, as usual. The other, second, remaining, or call it what you want Symantec will be focused completely on the information management. Here is the catch. Does this mean there is no use to provide IT security services anymore?

Can you imagine a thing like the Kaspersky Lab and Kaspersky coffee? Enough is enough, and we demand to hear some answers. What is the use of information management, if you cannot ensure the protection of this information? For the sake of all of us, we sure hope Symantec knows what it is doing.

Huh, after these splitters, how about some mergers for a change? We are supposed to grow and combine, rather than to split. There is no way we are going to buy that this one will improve our security. What a lovely news for the hackers. They are definitely not into this splitting stuff. There is no malware cut in two. You always get the whole thing.