has passed, and spam is still here.
"The [spam] threat remains alive and kicking despite the increased action against spammers and constantly improving anti-spam software," according to the Security Threat Management Report from Sophos.
According to a new eMarketer Inc. report, 15 million students on U.S. college campuses are online, and that number is expected to grow.
Male: 6.4 million
Female: 8.7 million
Male: 6.9 million
Female: 9.7 million
(numbers have been rounded)
Landline telephones are disappearing in homes across the United States in favor of wireless phones. The U.S. Consumer Telecom Survey by In-Stat reports that 20 percent of respondents who use wireless voice service plan to drop landline phone service.
Ninety-one percent of e-mail traffic sent to Indian PC users is spam, according to MessageLabs. United Arab Emirates had the highest rate of virus transmission, with one virus received per 13.9 e-mails.
Online Job Hunt
According to a study by Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., the Internet is the medium for the majority of new hires, though job boards and social network sites aren't as important as companies' own Web sites. The following are applicant sources from which new hires originated, according to recruiters in the United States.
Web site of organization: 21 percent
Referrals by employees: 19 percent
General job boards: 15 percent
Search firms: 10 percent
Campus recruiting: 8 percent
Niche job boards: 6 percent
Social networking Web sites: 5 percent
Newspapers: 5 percent