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May 13, 2009 by

Spammers harvesting emails from Twitter - in real time

Spammers are no strangers to the ever-growing Twitter. From commercial Twitter spamming tools, to re-tweeting trending topics for delivering their message, a new crafty search technique can provide spammers with fresh and valid emails harvested from Twitter's users in real-time.

March 31, 2009 by

Va will rewrite antispam law

No surprise, now that the Supreme Court has rejected Virginia's appeal of a state court ruling that its antispam law is unconstitutional, the Attorney General will rewrite the law and submit it to the General Assembly, the AP reports."We are dedicated to protecting all Virginians from unscrupulous spammers who fraudulently send millions of unsolicited garbage email messages," [AG Bill Mimms] said in a written statement.

December 5, 2008 by

Facebook security warning leaves users confused

Facebook today sent out a security warning to some of its users alerting them that their passwords have been changed due to alleged suspicious activities happening on their accounts.The email appears to be a reaction from the social network due to the newest appearance of Koobface, a worm that preys on the paranoia of users and leverages seemingly trusted redirects to infect its victims.

November 10, 2008 by

Koobface Facebook worm still spreading

Originally spreading since July, the Koobface worm remains active according to a recent security alert issued by Websense :"The email reveals that infected user accounts are being used to post messages to Facebook friends lists. The content was an enticing message with a link that used a Facebook open redirector.

August 18, 2008 by

Fortune 500 companies use of email spoofing countermeasures declining

Here's a paradox - a technology originally meant to verify the sender of an email message for the sake of preventing spoofed messages from reaching the network, still hasn't been embraced by the world's biggest companies despite being around for years, but is actively used by adaptive spammers increasingly abusing legitimate services in order to take advantage of their identifiable email reputations.

July 18, 2008 by

Spam coming from free email providers increasing

After analyzing three weeks of spam data between June 13 to July 3, 2008, Roaring Penguin Software Inc. found evidence that spam originating from the top three free email providers (Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail) is increasing, with spammers in favor of abusing Gmail's privacy preserving feature of not including the sender's original IP in outgoing emails :"Spammers are increasingly using free e-mail providers to avoid IP address-based reputation systems.


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