Spam attacks already begin to flood Google Buzz

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Buzz spam.jpgIt’s been just a few days since the launch of Google’s Buzz social network, but already users are complaining about being inundated with spam messages.

According to Websense Security Labs, phishing scams, disguising themselves as quit smoking guides are already causing users headaches.

Twitter was able to defend itself from spam for many months after its launch. If Buzz aims to win over the masses, getting rid of the spam would give it a great upper hand over Facebook.

Websense hopes that Google has prepared ways to deal with the volume of spam it is bound to see on the new service. Until then, the company is advising users to use caution when clicking on unknown links.

Gerald Lynch