IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010 - (Page 14)

Data Display Visualizing technology pam is more prevalent than ever, according to IBM X-Force’s midyear risk report, released in September. After a dip late last year, volumes reached an all-time high during June, the last reported month. The report paints a detailed picture of spam, including common subject lines, countries of origin and domain names. “A typical spam is sent from a machine located in USA, India or Brazil, [and] contains a .ru URL that is hosted in China,” the report says. “2010 X-Force Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report” is available to download. S pa m index.html RELATED WORDS: Phishing is a subset of spam. Like spam in general, phishing messages are unsolicited and sent in bulk. Unlike most spam, phishing messages are fraudulent e-mails attempting to trick victims into sharing personal information that hackers can then use to steal identities. Phishing represents less than 1 percent of all spam. Bacn is not spam. Where spam is both bulk and unsolicited, bacn is simply e-mail that the recipient wants, but views with a lack of urgency. Bacn often languishes unread in the recipient’s inbox. 14 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010
On the Web
Editor's Desk: Tradition Takes Planning
Dashboard: Walk While You Work
Data Display: All About Spam
Think Smarter: IBM Offers Smarter Systems for Performance and Scalability
Trends: Rosamilia Oversees Both System z and Power Systems Lines as New GM
Break Through Economics: Dr. Howard Rubin Discusses Mainframe Efficiencies and the zEnterprise System
Streamlining Development: IBM Rational on zEnterprise System Utilizes Multiplatform Development Capabilities
Administrator: The zEnterprise System Changes Firewall Requirements
Technical Corner: z/OS Predictive Failure Analysis Make It Easy to Spot and Fix Soft System Failures
Developer: Native XML Support Strengthens DB2 and COBOL Development
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Stop Run: Former IBMer Jim Bell Finds Inspiration in Music

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe Edition - November/December 2010