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E-Z Pass Users Targeted in Phishing Attack

If you’re a driver with E-Z Pass, you’re not alone. Over 24 million people across 15 states use the handy gadget to make going through tolls fast and easy. There’s no waiting in line behind some jerk who waited until …

E-Z Pass Users Targeted in Phishing Attack
   

Is Spam Free Speech?

Is spam actually a form of protected speech? Some people think so. “The 1950s anti-communist blacklists, assembled without due process, have essentially returned in a new form on the Internet,” James McGrath Morris wrote in The Washington Post, incensed that his …

Is Spam Free Speech?
   

FTC Fines Spammer $350K

A man Spamhaus has listed as the #2 spammer in the world has been hit with a hefty fine for violating the CAN-SPAM and FTC Acts. Yair Shalev of Florida and his company, Kobeni Inc. must pay $350,000 for the …

FTC Fines Spammer $350K
   

Spammers Exploit Robin Williams’s Tragic Death

When the news broke that comedy and movie icon Robin Williams had taken his own life, waves of shock and grief rocked social media. The internet and the world were shaken by the tragedy, and scores of folks, famous and …

Spammers Exploit Robin Williams’s Tragic Death
   

“It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.” - Friedrich Nietzsche In a world where modern technology encourages us to litter the Interwebs with memes, thoughts, new ideas, and sometimes sketchy facts, Twitter is …

URL Shortening a Safe Haven for Spammers
   

Don’t Ignore Spam

A mind boggling new attack is underway. Security experts are reporting that a gang of Russian hackers has stolen over 1 billion user names and passwords and half a billion email addresses from attacks on nearly half a million websites …

Don’t Ignore Spam
   

July Spam Roundup

The dog days of summer are here but spammers aren’t taking it easy. Spam levels are still active, even with Canada’s tough new spam law now in effect. Let’s take a look at the stories that made spam headlines in …

July Spam Roundup
   

Spoiler alert: it can be both. But while the latter isn’t really up for debate (it could be, but who would argue that spam isn’t irritating?), the former poses an interesting question. The Washington Post considers that very issue in …

Spam: Free Speech or Tremendously Irritating?
   

We live in a very competitive world, and if the recent World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Paralympic Games and Winter Olympics are any indication, humans love to practice the time-honored tradition of proving that they’re better than other humans. It’s an …

US Wins ‘Spampionship,’ Lobbies to Make it an Olympic Sport
   

The Economics of Spam

With the increasing effectiveness of spam filters and users being more tech savvy and less spam tolerant than ever, have you ever wondered why spammers keep pumping it out? That’s simple, because there are still enough people falling for it …

The Economics of Spam
   

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  • Imran on Fanbox Spam Turns Into Costly Scam August 24, 2014

    Fanbox i worked there it’s a real scam they owe me 4500 dollar but they did not give me my money as i was everyday claiming my money to them they were oblige to cancel my account. then asked me to create another account so that i work again with them what i have refused, i said them that you just show me how fanbox is a scam im not crazy again to waste my time creating post to make you rich. i invite every new users who just start with them please dont waste your time they wont never give you a penny of dollar that only a virtual money be aware to avoid johny cash and his ganster here is the message they sent to me two month before they cancel my account:

  • Aussie on India Tops List of World’s Biggest Spammers August 16, 2014

    ALL my SEO spam comes from Indians. They are a big pain in the arse.

  • Andrew on Spammers Get Sleazier with Attachment within Attachment Technique August 14, 2014

    This is more relevant to the home user, who typically operates with a low level of protection against such threats. Businesses will employ sophisticated techniques at the border (eg: removal of or cloaking of ZIP files to render inert). Home users have no such luxury available to them at a reasonable cost. Until ISPs actually start offering business grade mail protection/filtering to their customers, then the consumer is on his/her own and must remain diligent. If you didn't initiate a request with the sender, then don't open the damned attachment. If you get an email claiming to be from your bank which contains an attachment, don't open it - your bank would never send you a ZIP'd archive to open anyway. Check links contained in email body before you go ahead an click on them - for instance, hovering over a link in an email will ususally display a tooltip with the actual web address encoded, rather than the false link displayed in the email content. Simple checks that anyone can perform before committing a single or double-left click on something that could cost dearly.... Diligence people! If you are, then you already made the spammers hit-rate that much lower, by simply not sleep-walking into an infection. Relying on anti-virus/malware protection apps is allowing people to abrogate themselves of a basic responsibility to know what you're doing and how it can affect your machine - adversely or otherwise. We insist that people reach a basic level of proficiency to drive a car. We need something similar for the consumer directed web....

  • Santine on Does Legitimacy Make LinkedIn and Zoosk Spam All Right? July 31, 2014

    Before we go any further--let's skip Papa John's--let's go back to the main issue: these huge companies that are allowed to spam simply because they are, well, and sending mails is just a way of marketing their products and services more. That's definitely a bull, don't you think? The title is even misleading since there's nothing legitimate with spamming.