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It was bound to happen. In a world where digital information is cheap, we bandy bits and bytes around like they’re kernels of popcorn inside a giant hot air popper. The bits and bytes, modern currency that trade for news, …

Apple + U2: Worst. Spam. Ever.
   

September Spam Roundup

Fall is here, and that means football, ghosts and goblins and preparing for winter. Spam is just heating up though, with the World Series, new gadget announcements, major world events and of course the holidays on the way, you can …

September Spam Roundup
   

Company’s CAPTCHA Games Enjoy Growing Popularity

Every gotten frustrated with a site that insisted on using CAPTCHA because the blurry, squiggly codes were nearly impossible to read? You aren’t alone. Millions of web users curse CAPTCHA for the same reason. They may be effective in blocking …

Company’s CAPTCHA Games Enjoy Growing Popularity
   

CAN-SPAM, the US anti-spam law, was one of the first laws of its type when it hit the scene in 2003. CAN-SPAM regulates email communication and it’s enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and it’s been pretty darned effective …

If You Build it, They Will Ignore it: Major Brands Still Ignoring CAN-SPAM
   

Spamhaus, one of the most respected anti-spam organizations in the world, is blasting the CAN-SPAM Act for being inadequate and unenforceable. A recent survey concluded that 10% of major retailers are regularly violating the law but Spamhaus believe the real …

1 in 10 Major Online Retailers Violate CAN-SPAM
   

Phishing Attacks Go Far Beyond Banking

Phishing has been around for a long time now, and most people think its sole purpose is to steal credit card numbers and clean out bank accounts, but phishing scams have gone far beyond that. Email accounts are the second …

Phishing Attacks Go Far Beyond Banking
   

Numbers are a funny thing. They can be twisted to suit someone’s purposes; they can fall subject to interpretation; they can be misunderstood. But they do not lie. And if you have any experience working with numbers, large anomalous skews …

UK Users Nearly Three Times More Likely to be Targeted by Phishing Spam
   

Spammers Debut a New Trick

Spammers are employing a new trick to get their messages past spam filters. Researchers have spotted phishing emails claiming to be an alert that their banking or other personal accounts need to be verified. At first glance it looks like …

Spammers Debut a New Trick
   

Email was the killer app that presaged the launch of the World Wide Web. The origins of email are broad, and date back to MIT’s Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS) in 1961. It really wasn’t an invention as much as a …

Is Spam Killing email? 14 Billion Unopened Messages Say ‘YES’
   

How to Make Sure Your Emails Stay Out of Spam Filters

Email marketing is a crucial part of most business’s promotional efforts, but even if you are following the CAN-SPAM rules to the letter and making sure your mailing list is carefully vetted, your emails may still never make it to …

How to Make Sure Your Emails Stay Out of Spam Filters
   

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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.