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OECombo

Windows based spam-filtering program that works with Microsoft Outlook Express only. Uses updated list of spam servers. This program...

March 25, 2007 by Mail Combo

Airtel blocks SMSes from two rival telcos

India's largest telco shuts out Aircel and Reliance Comm. for alleged spam messages congesting its network, but both deny accusations and claim it is a competitive ploy ahead of Diwali holiday.

November 11, 2012 by

Michael Jackson's death themed malware campaigns spreading

The sudden death of Michael Jackson quickly opened a window of opportunity for cybercriminals to capitalize on.With a malicious spam campaign, blackhat SEO search results poisoning which is serving scareware within the first 100 search results for Michael Jackson's death, and an opportunistic participant in Zango adware's network using typosquatting, malicious activity is prone to increase during the next couple of days.

June 26, 2009 by

'Golden Cash' network - rent a botnet

Finjan said that they have uncovered an underground botnet-leasing network where cyber criminals can pay $5 to $100 to install malware on 1,000 PCs for things like stealing data and sending spam.

June 17, 2009 by

SPAM and the free lunch

The Air Force wants people to submit ideas for improving internet security - with particular regard to phishing, spam, and network based attacks. I don't believe that a perfect solution exists, but putting unalterable origin identifiers into packet headers has got to be the way to start.

November 9, 2008 by

Atrivo/Intercage's disconnection briefly disrupts spam levels

After years of operation, California based ISP Atrivo/Intercage, a well known Russian Business Network darling, faced the music and was disconnected from the Internet by its upstream provider at the end of September. What happened according to MessageLabs's latest intelligence report, was a brief decline of spam due to the fact that the malware infected hosts couldn't reach the ISP's netblock.

October 7, 2008 by

Spammers are social, too

If you have a social networking account, you are aware that spam has moved to that media. Each social network is scrambling to deploy technologies and policies to prevent spam from becoming as endemic their platforms as it is in the e-mail space.

September 8, 2008 by

Spam a bigger concern than network neutrality

Open source depends upon a level Internet playing field. The Comcast abuse of BitTorrent, an open source protocol, shows how that playing field is already being tilted. The result of this fight may determine the fate of open source.

December 16, 2007 by

Comcast, BitTorrent and spam spam spam

Spam, which uses the same port as regular e-mail traffic, thus becomes the convenient excuse for eliminating the open Internet and creating a new, carrier-controlled network in which innovative services like Netflix Video on Demand can be killed, because they threaten cable's business model.

October 20, 2007 by

Glorious, Glorious Spam

Sniffing around for a topic of interest this weekend I came upon an e-mail informing me that Network Testing Labs (hang on a moment, I’ll come back to these guys) has found that in head-to-head testing, McAfee's single-appliance Secure Internet Gateway is eight times more effective at blocking malicious web sites, six times more effective at blocking spam and more than four times more effective at blocking malware than a combination of Barracuda Spam Firewall and Web Filter Appliances.

September 30, 2007 by

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