Two words you never want to hear together are ‘massive’ and ‘phishing.’ They’re normally followed by ‘attack,’ and then you could be in for a world of hurt, especially for users who aren’t predisposed to vigilance. So when several media …

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Considering what a pain in the posterior this thing called spam truly is, it doesn’t seem particularly newsworthy to write an article reporting that a group of people admit to hating the stuff. That’s like writing an article entitled “Rob …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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