All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Spam’

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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Deactivate Facebook Timeline Scams Prey On Unhappy Users

Facebook’s new Timeline feature isn’t going away (I mean, did you see Mark Zuckerberg talk about it at f8 – he was absolutely giddy). And once you opt in to it, you can’t go back to the old profile format. Soon, the Timeline will become mandatory for all Facebook users so that whole opt-in thing won’t even be an issue. …

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Facebook And Twitter Spam On The Rise

Spam has always been a constant annoyance and maybe even a threat, but it’s now moving from email to social networks. The Wall Street Journal reports that spam is attacking social networks more than ever before thanks to the lack of filtering software and legislation as such methods are making email attacks increasingly difficult. The report uses the example of …

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