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New Yahoo app vulnerability explains Android spam

After a Microsoft engineer claimed an Android botnet was sending out spam from Yahoo accounts, Google denied the allegations. Now a newly discovered vulnerability in the Yahoo Mail app for Android explains how an attacker could be sending out the spam from the mobile devices.

July 16, 2012 by

Google denies Android botnet claim

After a Microsoft engineer claimed he discovered an Android botnet sending out spam on an international scale, Google has denied the allegations. It's still unclear, however, where the spam is coming from.

July 5, 2012 by

Fake "Conficker Infection Alert" spam campaign circulating

Researchers at Marshal8e6's TRACElabs have intercepted a spam campaign that's issuing bogus "Conficker Infection Alerts" and redirecting users to rogue security software upon clicking on the links.The event-based social engineering campaign is also impersonating various Microsoft security departments in order to improve its truthfulness.

April 8, 2009 by

Microsoft is 5th most spam-friendly ISP

Spammers are abusing Microsoft's online services at such an alarming rate that a non-profit spam fighting group now lists Microsoft as the world's 5th most spam-friendly ISP (Internet Service Provider).The latest update of Spamhaus.

November 21, 2008 by

News to know: Windows 7; Patch preview; Office 2.0; Dell

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Ryan Naraine: Critical WMP, MS Office bugs on Patch Tuesday swat listDancho Danchev:Malware and spam attacks exploiting Picasa and ImageShackMary Jo Foley: Is Microsoft is putting Windows 7 on a diet?

September 4, 2008 by

News to know: IE 8; Code name of the day; Facebook security; Office 2.0

Here are today’s notable headlines. You can get News To Know via email alert and RSS daily:Mary Jo Foley: A (Microsoft) Codename a day: RougeDancho Danchev: Hundreds of Dutch web sites hacked by Islamic hackersTwitter's "me too" anti-spam strategyRyan Naraine: Facebook refuses to fix obvious security flawNew StopBadware guidelines take aim at software update bundlingSam Diaz: Does Big Brother know where you've been surfing?

August 25, 2008 by

Microsoft in "spam" partnership with five social networks

I'm not sure whether to call this data portability or just making it easier for social networking services to spam a user's contacts. But either way, Microsoft have announced partnerships with LinkedIn, Tagged, Hi5, Bebo and Facebook, to enable Windows Live Messenger users to looks for contacts on either of the five social networking sites and vice versa.

March 25, 2008 by

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