Category Archives: Spam

Image via Flickr user arnold | inuyaki Will we ever be able to comprehensively rid ourselves of spam?  When you consider that 78.7% of all email in February of this year was spam, the outlook isn’t so promising.

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With great popularity comes great exploitation. Facebook has become its own universe, complete with web-based “email,” advertising, picture albums and now you can even book a flight from the social networking platform. But, with the rise of this interactive technology … Continue reading

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We are all familiar with the stereotypical spam emails containing temptations along the lines of “Someone has a crush on you!” or “80% Discount on Viagra,” but how many of us would seriously ponder clicking on an included link? It’s … Continue reading

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Don’t let cybercriminals steal your hard-earned cash! Anyone with an email account is aware of the common dangers and general annoyance factor associated with spam emails, so we all know to avoid obvious tricks, such as messages touting extreme product … Continue reading

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Spammers have found a way to circumvent spam filters – by replicating Gmail address templates. As a result, Gmail.com has become the most abused domain name. According to an article on NetworkWorld, only one percent of Gmail spam emails are … Continue reading

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The effort to reduce our carbon footprint – the measurement of the amount of harmful greenhouse gases released by a person or corporation – is an issue that is becoming all the more important as global energy consumption levels continue … Continue reading

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Social networks are attractive forums for cybercriminals looking to spread their scams and malware. Fortunately, one leading social networking site has found a way to combat these aggravating and harmful attacks. Twitter recently announced that it has reduced spam to … Continue reading

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PC Tools just came across to spammed email that contains a FakeAV sample as a file attachment. The email disguises itself as a postcard received from a family member but is actually an installer of RogueAntiSpyware.XPAntispyware2010 that could do extreme damage … Continue reading

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Spam continues to clog the internet with providers reporting spam stuffing 80% – 95% of all email content en route. It’s an ongoing problem into 2010, so last week we examined the active spambot Tedroo, some of its suspicious behaviors, one of its … Continue reading

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In an early-2009 literary flourish we condemned spammers to hell, discussed the Tedroo spambot’s increased momentum due to the shutdown of other botnets, posted screenshots of the Tedroo spewed pharmaceutical spam and related scam sites, and noted its distribution via malicious pdf files. Tedroo’s increased … Continue reading

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Over the past 16 hours, we’ve seen a sharp spike in the number of UPS_Invoice themed malware being run and prevented on systems. We’ve seen this invoice scheme many times before, but to many computer users, the scam still is … Continue reading

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The folks at spamhouse.org have done a commendable job over the years trying to make the internet a better place for everyone. They provide interesting weekly statistics and information on the world’s worst Spam Kings and sources of spam in … Continue reading

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