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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spam’

Congrats Everyone, We’re Winning the Battle Against Spam

Have you noticed that you’ve been receiving less emails about cheap, offshore financial opportunities and penis pills? No, spammers haven’t just decided to leave you alone. What you’re seeing is the decline of spam emails in general, worldwide. Kaspersky Lab has a new chart detailing something that we should all be thrilled to see: we’re winning the fight against spam. …

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Facebook Puts $100 Price on Messaging Zuckerberg

What would you be willing to pay to ensure that a message you sent someone on Facebook reached their inbox? I mean their real inbox – not that “other” message folder that houses all the spam. Would you pay a dollar? How about two dollars? If it was a really important message, would you pay five dollars? What about $100? …

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Facebook Tests Paid Messages That Are Guaranteed to Reach Users’ Inboxes

Facebook has been doing a lot as of late to improve their Messages product and to encourage more people to use it. Back in August, Facebook totally redesigned the look of Messages on desktop, giving it a new side-by-side view that put all of your conversations on the same page. They also made improvements to their Messenger for Android app …

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Instagram Knows It’s Spammy, Says It’s Working on It

If you are a frequent Instagram user, you’ve probably run into your fair share of spam. Any popular photo on the service is routinely inundated with spammy comments – something that is an annoyance to both the photo’s poster and its viewers. Although that spam is still there, you can take comfort in the fact that Instagram knows it sucks …

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Pinterest Begins Site-Wide Spammer Purge

Pinterest is saying goodbye to spam with a site-wide purge of what they called “suspicious, fake or spammy accounts.” The social network says that their spam team has been hard at work identifying the sources of spam on the site, and that work has led them to uncover some offending accounts. Starting today, those accounts are being flushed. Besides helping …

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Matt Cutts Talks About Fighting Webspam Around The World

Google put out a new Webmaster Help video today. This time Matt Cutts talks about the company’s efforts to fight webspam on a global scale, as opposed to just in the U.S. and in English. The video was a response to the user-submitted question: Europe is small compared with USA, so will Google get a webspam team for smaller markets? …

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No, You Don’t Have a New Facebook Profile; It’s a Scam

Another day, another email scam that uses Facebook to trick unsuspecting users into visiting a shady pharmaceutical site. If the word “another” is confusing you, let’s just say that this style of scam isn’t making its first lap around the track. Sophos’ Naked security blog is tipping Facebook users to a new email spam campaign that’s promising them something new …

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No, Facebook Black Isn’t a Real Thing; You’re Being Scammed

As more and more people join social networks like Facebook and Twitter, it only gets easier for scam artists to pick off a few non-discerning users. The latest scam that’s making its way across Facebook offers to change your user interface to a cool, new color if you’re sick of the boring old Facebook blue. Users are now seeing images …

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Facebook Donates $250,000 to UAB Cybercrime Researchers

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, and in light of that Facebook has just made a sizable donation to one of the country’s best cybercrime research programs. Facebook has donated $250,000 to The Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research, location at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. That’s CIA|JFR at UAB, for short. CIA|JFR is a “multidisciplinary …

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Malware-Carrying Twitter DMs Push Fake Facebook Links

Twitter users need to be on the lookout for a new round of malware-carrying spam messages that are coming from compromised accounts, possibly even from Twitter profiles they trust. If you receive a direct message suggesting that someone has posted or tagged you in a Facebook video, beware. Clicking on the link could infect your computer with malware. According to …

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Facebook Goes After Fraudulent Likes

In order to cut down on fraudulent “likes” across the network, Facebook has announced that they have upped their automated efforts to remove likes that have been “gained by means that violate [thier] terms.” This means that likes derived from malware, fake accounts, compromised accounts, or bulk purchases will be stricken from the Facebook record. Why? Integrity, according to Facebook. …

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Facebook Page Admins Lose Option To Mark Comments As Spam

Facebook page admins have lost the ability to mark comments on their pages as spam, as they now only have options to remove is entirely and deal with the user from there. Now, when admins remove a comment, they are given three options: Undo the removal, report the comment as abuse, or ban the user who posted the comment. AllFacebook …

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