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Study: Thriving Internet blighted by bugs
October 13, 2003
Internet usage has jumped in the last year, but digital threats--such as junk e-mail and e-commerce fraud--continue to overshadow those gains, VeriSign announced on Monday.
Several measures of network traffic show an increase, according to a survey by VeriSign that looked at data generated by its Internet operations.
The number of queries to VeriSign's domain name service (DNS) system--the address books of the Internet--during the first week of the month of August increased 50 percent over the same period the previous year, while DNS lookups for e-mail grew 245 percent, the company found.
Unsolicited bulk e-mail--or spam--accounted for most of that boost, said Ken Silva, vice president of information security for VeriSign.
"The number of Internet uses or activity does continue to grow, but the dangerous activity on the Internet is growing faster than that," he said. "In August, we saw an incredible rise in the number of incidents, mainly due to security incidents."
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