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India is the second top spam generating nation

According to the report by computer security firm Sopho, India is the second in the list of the top spam generating nations in world. India has share of around seven per cent of global junk mails sent during the first quarter of the year. United States is at the top position with more then 13 per cent of world’s total junk mails. Brazil and South Korea are at 3rd and 4th position with 6.8 per cent and 4.8 per cent of the junk mails respectively. However, China, the most infamous nation for cyber crimes is at 15th position with just 1.9 per cent of the junk mails.
Other top spam generating countries are

5. Vietnam (3.4 per cent)
6. Germany (3.2 per cent)
7. Britain (3.1 per cent)
8. Russia (3.1 per cent)
9. Italy (3.1 per cent)
10. France (3.0 per cent)
11. Romania (2.5 per cent)
12. Poland (2.4 per cent).

According to the report, junk mails, which virtually come from malware-infected computers and cause a huge strain on company resources and leads to lost productivity, accounts for 97 per cent of all messages received by business email servers, many of them selling counterfeit or illicit goods.

Google’s New Google+ Social Network Challenges Facebook

Google has finally unveiled Google+, the company’s top secret social layer that turns all of the search engine into one giant social network. Google+ is a social network, designed to let you share status updates, links, videos, and whatever else with exactly who you want.The first thing users are introduced to is the Stream. It’s much like the Facebook News Feed, allowing users to share photos, videos, links or their location with friends.

Currently in test mode, Google+ breaks itself down into four major categories: +Circles, +Sparks, +Mobile and +Hangouts.

Not all relationships are created equal. So in life we share one thing with college buddies, another with parents, and almost nothing with our boss. The problem is that today’s online services turn friendship into fast food—wrapping everyone in “friend” paper—and sharing really suffers. From close family to foodies, we know that people already use real-life circles to express themselves, and to share things with the right folks. So Google did the only thing that made sense: Google brought Circles to software. Just make a circle, add your people, and share what’s new—just like any other day.

Google +Circles lets users create groups to categorize the people they’re connected to, Circles is supposed to be better than Facebook groups or lists because it focuses on targeted sharing. So for example, if you want to post a status update that you only want your “siblings” to see, you can just go directly to your Siblings Circle and post it there instead of using privacy screens and hiding the post from certain people. Also, the interface uses HTML5, which allows users to simply drag and drop friends into Circles.

+Mobile lets users get at their social information on the go, and automatically uploads photos. It also includes +Huddle, a feature that directly texts/chats a user’s group of +Circles friends.

For those not on the go, there’s +Hangout, a way to let friends who (presumably) are also sitting at home on the computer know you’re available for spontaneous video chatting.

Lastly, there’s +Sparks, a way to share with your +Circles friends links and other web content and comment on it, like a mini-forum.

Google+ is in Field Trial, so you may find some rough edges, and the project is by invitation only.

It is definitely similar to Facebook at first glance, but there’s a fundamentally different idea underlying Google+ that separates it from the pack.

If there’s one company in the world right now that can take on Facebook and possibly bring it down, it’s Google — undeniably.

I think Facebook shouldn’t be afraid of Google+. But FB shouldn’t take it lightly either.

Google Music Service- A True Excitement!

Hooked onto the net, the first URL you are bound to type in is! It is a common thing each individual follows and therefore it is indeed the largest search engine in the world!They say, when you have hope, you will see that every cloud has a silver lining and here, we have been noted that after the removal of Google videos, this company has started another exciting venture for all Googlers called as the Google music service.

The Google music service will provide to each user a secured account where you can store your own personalized digital music wherein you can play your favorite hits on your comp or on your android or smartphone. Using Google music service is rather easy because the user will have to install a small program on the Windows machine wherein it will automatically upload the entire collection to the cloud, so even if you are away from your computer, you can still access your account from any website.

The Google music service provides to you the ability to store around 20 thousand odd songs to the cloud for free, which is why there are a lot of users questioning on when to get started, but the devastating news is that this Google Music Service has only started in the United States and not elsewhere!

World’s Most Dangerous Websites

Internet Security major Norton Symantec has come up with a big list of Top 100 Dirtiest sites, which might infect your computer with malware, trojans or viruses. This list was compiled by Nortan Safe Web. It is a web site of Norton which analyses web sites’ security risks. In this list, most of the web sites are having adult content, however some of them are related to ice skating, deer hunting, catering and legal services. While browsing on internet we face many online threats like viruses, phishing, and spyware, and there are many web sites which try to steal our credit card numbers or email passwords, or even try to crash the operating system. So it is always better to test the unknown Web site with this tool.

“Even visiting any of these web sites could infect your computer with viruses, trojans or malwares and also put your personal information into the hands of hackers.” Natalie Connor, Symantec Spokesperson

So these are some of the world’s top Dangerous web sites ::                                                                                                                                             

Think twice before visiting these sites 🙂

You can also check any website with Norton Safe Web tool to find whether that site is safe for your PC or not.

Generally they check the web sites for these threats ::

  • Viruses
  • Drive-By Downloads
  • Malicious Downloads
  • Worms
  • Suspicious Applications
  • Suspicious Browser Changes
  • Security Risks
  • Heuristic Viruses
  • Adware
  • Trojans
  • Phishing Attacks
  • Spyware
  • Backdoors
  • Remote Access Software
  • Information Stealers
  • Dialers
  • Downloaders
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