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Spamming and Phishing

E-mail is arguably the biggest threat to computer security at the moment. The majority of viruses are spread via e-mail, "phishing" attacks are on the increase, and the inconvenience caused by spam has reached an almost intolerable level.

No satisfactory solutions exist to eliminate all these threats, and the best most of us can do is to ensure that we do not inadvertently open e-mail viruses, we keep our personal information safe and make it as difficult, and less profitable, as possible for spammers.

This section includes information and practical advice on how to reduce the problem of e-mail based security threats.