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New technology spelling an end to spam

Security event is held in Shanghai 

Portable devices able to track senders of spam and automatic short message filters were among new technologies in the fight against unwanted messages and calls that featured at a security event in Shanghai yesterday.

Around 100 firms, including Chinese telecom carriers, Internet giants and security companies attended China Cybersecurity Week.

At its booth, China Mobile revealed it had shut down more than 8,600 spam sending devices, or “illegal base stations,” nationwide this year. It has invested 3 billion yuan (US$454 million) on security on both international and domestic networks, said Li Zhengmao, vice president of China Mobile.

Shanghai Mobile, the local branch of the China’s biggest mobile carrier, has established a special team to crack down on spam messages and calls.

Carriers, including China Mobile and China Telecom, have also developed filters which automatically warn users of mobile devices if messages or calls contain “suspicious” content.

The system, which shares a database with online firms including 360 and Tencent, doesn’t require users to install special security applications.

Russia-based Kaspersky Lab,  which offer security services in electricity, transportation and manufacture sectors, supports latest technologies like smart manufacture and the IoT (Internet of Things).

IoT sometimes means “Internet of threats” to many “high-profile” firms, which face booming ATPs (advanced persistent threat), Kaspersky warned.

Tomorrow (Wenesday) is the final day of the annual national security event which is being held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).

New technology spelling an end to spam

China Telecom showcase anti-spam system in the security event in Shanghai---Wang Rongjiang 

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