MP3 Attachment Spam Bombards Computer Users

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ParetoLogic warns its users of new flood of MP3 Attachment Spam hitting computer users. Commtouch Detection Centre recently reported this new email hazard to ParetoLogic, stating that it began on October 17, 2007, and accounted for 7-10% of spam received that day. ParetoLogic warns computer users to be vigilant regarding their email and online security.

The file size and the fact that the attachment file names utilize emotional tactics such as

Accounting for approximately 7-10% of all spam globally over the past 18 hours, spam messages with MP3 attachments are the latest threat to hit email and computer users. According to the Commtouch Detection Centre, this latest flood of spam began at 21:24 GMT, October 17, 2007 and is characterized by massive file sizes that range from 85 KB to 147 KB. Commtouch reports that the message contents are usually empty as are the subject lines, containing just the words "Fwd:" or "Re:" or the name of the file attachment.

"The file size and the fact that the attachment file names utilize emotional tactics such as "dadsong mp3" and popular entertainment names such as "beatles mp3" to entice receivers to open the attachments, is a real concern" Comments Amanda Cooper, Director of Communications at ParetoLogic Inc, the makers of popular online safety software, including ParetoLogic Spam Controls. "Commtouch has told us that the MP3 files appear to be promoting stocks and that no viral threat has been detected so far. This is always our biggest concern as virus transmission through email can be devastating."

ParetoLogic is taking this opportunity to remind its customers and all computer users to be vigilant regarding their email security. Employing and updating spam control software, not opening email (or its attachments) from unfamiliar senders, and not clicking on links in email received are all solid steps toward effective email security. "No matter how compelling the subject, you must resist the urge to open email from unfamiliar senders," advises ParetoLogic's Amanda Cooper.

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In 2004 four brothers recognized that modern computer users need not rely on computer repair technicians to maintain their own PC's. Knowing that sophisticated technology married with a truly user-friendly interface would empower people to secure and optimize their own computers, the brothers researched the marketplace to define and develop the software products that would most benefit today's computer user. ParetoLogic now employs 105 professionals to help them research, develop, and market software applications that will enable people to secure and enhance their computing experience.

Available in eight languages in 186 countries around the world, ParetoLogic has established partnerships on a global scale to ensure that its products are available to all computer users, regardless of location, language, or computing experience.

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