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Spam, a popular vehicle for malware, still tricks people

August 2, 2018 5:29 PM
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Spam, a popular vehicle for malware, still tricks people

More than 40 years after the first spam email was sent, it’s still a reliable way to infect your computer, according to Helsinki-based cybersecurity firm F-Secure.

The first spam was transmitted in 1978 when an email was sent via Arpanet, a precursor to the Internet, to 400 users. Since then, spam has remained one of the “main infection vectors” for malware, according to F-Secure.

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