November 25, 2010  3:28 AM

Hey, Crackers, Spammers, and Other Assorted Idiots, Let’s See Something Original!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
crackers, Cyber-criminal, Fraud, porn spam, spam

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November 13, 2010  2:54 PM

Hotmail now Comes with HTTPS, Kind of



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, SSL, Web 2.0 Security

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October 24, 2010  4:08 PM

Ban on Use of Encryption for a Property Crime?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Encryption, Opinion, Security, SSL

[caption id="attachment_437" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="I Don't Think So!"]I'm fed up with Adobe![/caption] "A...


October 23, 2010  11:21 PM

Bogus EFTPS Failure Notices are Result of AWeber Hack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Hacking, spam, Spear phishing, Zero-day exploit, Zero-day vulnerability

I just got this from a friend of mine, Arindam Chakraborty, who is also a fellow Internet marketer: Warning About EFTPS Tax Phishing Emails!Like me and many, many other marketers, he uses AWeber Communications email...


October 18, 2010  3:15 PM

Bogus EFTPS Failure Notices are Spear Phishing Attempt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
IRS Phishing, Phishing, spam, Spear phishing

Beware of this one, but it doesn't take much to spot it's a fake. Look at all the typos! There are so many of them, it's almost funny. Can you believe that anyone would fall for something like this? Sad, but true, people are probably being duped by this right now. I got 13 of these this morning,...


September 30, 2010  11:59 PM

LinkedIn Target of Spam Intended to Infect Users with Zeus Trojan



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, LinkedIn, spam, Zeus Trojan

On Monday, some members of the business social network LinkedIn were emailed LinkedIn Alert messages with a link that masqueraded as a contact request. It was the largest such attack known to day. Cisco reports in a


September 26, 2010  4:02 PM

Hotmail Phishing Attempt



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Phishing

I have to admit this one is good enough that I opened it, but as soon as I started reading, its true intent was obvious. By the second sentence, it doesn't even make sense anymore. Not only that, but another telltale sign is the way the headline is constructed. See for yourself:


September 12, 2010  12:07 AM

Do You Have the ‘Here You Have’ Email Worm?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Email worm, Malware, Security, Worm

[caption id="attachment_896" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Here You Have" Worm | Source: Securelist.com"]

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August 31, 2010  8:45 PM

Protect Yourself From Spam With Disposable Email Addresses



Posted by: Ken Harthun
disposable email address, Email security, spam

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