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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spam’

What If Facebook Looked Like Your Email Spam Folder? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Spam (the most often unwanted email correspondences, not the guilty pleasure meat product) it usually flagged by your email filter, and if it somehow gets by, it doesn’t take the most astute observer to recognize a claim that’s probably not going to hold water. But what if all of this spam started to overwhelm you on your social networks like …

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Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers

How secure is your website? It’s a scary thought when you think about it, especially given all the attacks that have risen up in recent years. Last year, well-known websites such as Sony, Epsilon, and even government sites were hacked.

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Google+ Battles Spam, Trolling

Google+ is taking new measures to fight spam on its conversations stream. New updates will make spam comments even less visible to users. Google came out with its new comment spam moderation system in December last year. Google+ will immediately identify possible spam and mark it for review. Other viewers won’t see the comment; you’ll see it grayed out with …

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SPAM Turns 75, Rolls Out New Advertising Campaign

Everybody love SPAM, right? No, not the kind that you have email filters for, but the kind that comes in a can – SPiced hAM. Ok, not everybody loves SPAM. Hawaii really does though. Personally, it’s hard to say no to a fried SPAM sandwich, but then again I’ve always been a fan of the world’s little culinary oddities. This …

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Romney Targeted By Text Message Spam

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is being targeted by the latest practice of voter suppression in the form of political text message spam. Progressive organization Revolution Messaging has been working to raise the awareness of this dangerous new tactic by calling on the Federal Communications Commission to put a stop to it. Complaints are rolling in about these unsolicited text …

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Should I Send This Email? [Infographic]

Email at work can slow your day down like mad. Inbox overload is a huge problem in offices around the world, even if all your email is legitimate business mail. If you are still getting old-school spam, have a talk with your IT department or look for a solution to that for your small business. But, Viagra spam aside, there …

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Spam Levels Down, Mobile Malware On The Rise

McAfee has released their quarterly threat report for the fourth quarter of 2011, and some of the results may surprise you. The report examines the biggest threats to online security for both the fourth quarter and all of 2011. The report shows that while spam email seems to be on the decline, malware remains a significant threat. While malware remains …

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Facebook Wins Lawsuit Against Power.com

What does the word power evoke? You probably don’t think of a defunct Web site that just lost their case against Facebook. The Next Web is reporting that Facebook has finally won its lawsuit against Power.com, a social networking hub that collected data and content from a variety of social networking sites. What Power.com was doing was obviously an infringement …

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Hotmail’s Spam Protection Amongst Best in Business

According to this Gadgetwise column in the New York Times, Microsoft’s Hotmail offers the best spam protection in the business. SITI, or spam in the inbox, rates have been reduced to record lows, with the advancement of Hotmail’s Smartscreen technology. Reportedly, Microsoft has been able to keep SITI rates down to below 3%. Microsoft also states that user complaints relative …

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Toyota Spams Twitter Users In Super Bowl Ad Campaign

Toyota definitely took a novel approach to advertising this weekend. Too bad it all blew up in their face. The Next Web is reporting that Toyota has taken to Twitter to advertise their new Camry Effect by offering Twitter users the chance to win one of the new cars. The account @CamryEffect was replying to users who used a Super …

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DMARC: Major Web Players Join Forces On Antiphishing Standards

Fifteen major companies have joined forces on a “technical working group” called DMARC to develop new standards to help reduce the threat of spam and phishing emails. DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance. The companies involved include: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal (eBay), Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, American Greetings, Agari, Cloudmark, eCert, Return Path …

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New Facebook Scam Offers Free iPads

Facebook and Apple giving away free iPads? It must be too good to be true! Spoiler: It is. CNET is reporting that there’s a new spam scam hitting Facebook today. The message is innocuous enough: Mark Zuckerberg has just sent an e-mail informing the lucky winner that they have won a free iPad. Now the link to claim the free …

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