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April 21, 2010  12:36 AM

Cybercrooks Target Chrome with Bogus Extension



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Chrome, Google, Malware, spam, Trojan

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April 18, 2010  1:42 PM

Google Says Botnet Takedowns Had Little Effect on Spam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Apple, iPad, iPhone, Kill switch, Security, spam, spambot

In a recent blog post entitled "Q1'10 spam & virus trends from Postini," Google said that a recent spate of botnet take-downs (Waledac, Mariposa, Zeus) has not had a dramatic impact on spam...


March 27, 2010  2:01 AM

Software for Secure Computing: Spam Assassin



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, Software for Secure Computing, spam


March 4, 2010  7:37 PM

How NOT to Fight Spam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
email, Humor, Opinion, spam

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February 27, 2010  2:02 AM

Waledac is Now Virtually Headless



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, cyber security, Microsoft, spam, spambot, Waledac

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February 12, 2010  4:11 AM

Does This Qualify for a Darwin Award?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Darwin Awards in Security, Email security, Fraud, Security

Suzie Secretary received an email with the subject "Fire Your Boss." She opened it. In it, she found a link which she clicked. She was taken to a website with a home page that contained this text (reproduced exactly as found):

Although this is a brand new site and a new carrier for me...


January 14, 2010  9:17 PM

Beware Haiti Spam & Phishing Emails



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, Fraud, Haiti Earthquake, Phishing, spam

With the recent earthquake disaster in Haiti, everyone should beware of any emails or solicitations on social networking sites asking for donations to help the citizens of Haiti. The cyber-slime out there typically begin exploiting the gullible shortly after such an event. This comes via


December 30, 2009  8:00 PM

Web 2.0 Security: Spam and Bot Infections



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Scam, Skype, spam, Web 2.0 Security

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December 13, 2009  11:33 PM

Golden Rule #14: If Spam Has You Irate, Obfuscate!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
14 Golden Rules of Computer Security, Email security, Security, Security policy, Security practice, spam

Spam email is not only a nuisance, it’s a...


November 19, 2009  2:51 AM

Law, PR Firms Being Targeted by Hackers says FBI



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

According to the Washington Post, "Hackers are increasingly targeting law firms and public relations companies with a sophisticated e-mail scheme that breaks into their computer networks to steal sensitive data, often linked to large corporate...


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