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Dropbox finds no intrusions, continues spam investigation

After some Dropbox users started seeing a sudden increase in spam, even if they only use their e-mail address for the file storage service, Dropbox launched an investigation and even hired experts to further look into the issue. The company has posted an update on its findings so far: zip, zero, zilch.

July 20, 2012 by

'Small fish' evade us: Trend Micro

In a world where law enforcement is governed across different jurisdictions, criminals are exploiting the borderless properties of the internet to conduct online crimes and get away without even being challenged, according to Trend Micro senior architect of anti-spam and URL filtering Jonathan Oliver.

January 26, 2012 by

ADP exposes client emails

Payroll services company ADP Australia has inadvertently made a marketing email list accessible on the internet, exposing its customers to spam and phishing messages.

November 20, 2011 by

IPv6 calls for relook at spam filtering

New standard renders traditional IP blacklisting approach unworkable, says industry expert, who also urges government agencies to stop using free Web e-mail for official communications.

August 16, 2011 by

Filter technically impossible for us: NBN Co

The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) confirmed late yesterday that it wouldn't be implementing the limited filtering scheme being put into place by other Australian telcos, noting that the national network it is constructing is incompatible with the type of technology being used in the filter.

July 5, 2011 by

Google tweaks search to fight content farming

Google has made significant changes to its search algorithm in a bid to cut down on the amount of low-quality sites and spam returned in its search results, the company said on Thursday.It says that the change will lead to different search results being returned in nearly 12 percent of all searches carried out.

February 25, 2011 by

Schick’s razor blade schtick

I found this example of gamification gone wild lurking in the dark corners of our spam filter. Razor blade company Schick is running a promo called Play it Smooth in collaboration with the video game Rock Band 3 (which itself is part of a long-running series that has recently been shuttered).

February 22, 2011 by

Microsoft: Missing Hotmail e-mails are back

Over the past weekend, a number of Hotmail users reported that their Hotmail messages in various folders were gone. Microsoft officials said on January 3 that the company had identified the cause of the problem and fixed it. There's still a lot we don't know about this outage, however.

January 2, 2011 by

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