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You Stink! Spam

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I haven't covered spam in awhile, or even email security for that matter, even though that's the horse I road in on to this whole tech mosaic, but I just couldn't help but mention this blog I found on the... Read More..
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Spam I Am Not!

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After you've spent the time and energy constructing the perfect Newsletter to keep your happy customers abreast of your company's new offerings, the worst thing that could happen is for that email to get mistaken for spam and, BAM, it... Read More..
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What Does Spam Cost?

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As I've reported in my year ending summary, some estimate that spam now comprises 9 of all 10 email message currently sent. But more important, and something I have not covered, is exactly what all this spam cost. The first,... Read More..
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As the "Storm" worm makes its way around the world, experts are predicting that as the worm infects more and more computers, another big wave of spam is soon to follow. The storm worm is being distributed in order to... Read More..
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Was recently at a meeting with a service provider, the excellent Comendo of Denmark, that provides internet and email security to many large multinationals throughout Europe, and they asked me: but come on, do stock pump-and-dump scams really work? Who... Read More..
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Minimizing Spam

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The following list was provided by McAfee to minimize the daily onslaught of spam. Some pretty good advice, and some pretty basic advice (like never responding to spam), but there must be some reason spam keeps coming. I especially recommend... Read More..
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Sudden Drop in Bot-Nets

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I love statistics. I love looking at a bunch of numbers and statistics and trying to figure the reasoning behind their fluctuations. Which brings me to the following statistic, unearthed by the folks at Shadowserver: on Christmas Day, Shadowserver recorded... Read More..
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According to Eweek, the recent surge of penny stock and pharmaceutical come-on spam mails are originating from a highly sophisticated group of Russian spammers. Internet security researches and law enforcement officials have been tracking a well-organized botnet operation that apparently... Read More..
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While Gmail’s popularity may be positively viral, the email software remains emphatically antivirus. But Microsoft’s new Windows Live OneCare recently started incorrectly flagging Gmail as a threat. According to an article at ZDNet, when OneCare users tried to access their... Read More..
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Is Email Endangered?

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With study after study reporting that spam is growing out of control, including this one at Search Security, one wonders that if trying to find an email ever becomes akin to trying to find a needle in a haystack, will... Read More..
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Peter Schooff's blog is a daily look at what's going on in the world of computer security with an emphasis on how it affects businesses.

Peter Schooff

Peter Schooff is Contributing Editor at ebizQ, and manager of the ebizQ Forum. Contact him at pschooff@techtarget.com

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