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April 17, 2013  3:04 PM

Despicable cyber-slugs exploiting Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cyber-criminal, Cybercrime, Security, spam

Despicable, but it's always inevitable in the wake of any human tragedy. Cyberslugs (I won't elevate them to cybercriminal status, though they are certainly criminals) are using the Boston Marathon bombing to spread malware. Spam emails claim to contain a link to video of the bombing. The links...

March 31, 2013  10:17 PM

Beware of Easter holiday scams

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Scam, Security, spam

I know I probably don't have to mention this, but beware of scammers targeting the Easter holiday. Same tricks, different holiday. (I know this is a bit late in coming since it's already late on Easter Sunday, but it's just as valid for next year.) Some examples:

  • Emails with the subject...

March 17, 2013  10:27 PM

How much of your spam contains malware?

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Malware, Phishing, Security, Security best practice, spam, Virus

I am in my second year of using

February 6, 2013  5:11 PM

Beware tax agency phishing scams

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Online Scams, Security, spam, Tax scam, taxes

It's that time of the year again: Tax...

November 30, 2012  10:52 AM

Beware “changlog” spam: It’s malware

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Malware, Secure Computing, Security, Security management, spam

If you receive any email with a subject line similar to "Re: Changlog 10.2011," or something similar, delete it immediately: it's malware. This isn't a new one, it just seems to be going through a resurgence at the moment. Sophos identified it and wrote about it in February...

September 10, 2012  3:48 PM

Humor: The History of Spam

Posted by: Ken Harthun
Security, spam

Hilarious! And just what the doctor ordered for a stressful Monday... [brightcove]

March 31, 2012  12:31 AM

“Glory Johnson” loves me

Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Green card scams, Malware, marriage scams, spam

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February 13, 2012  4:30 PM

The death of spam is imminent!

Posted by: Ken Harthun

Well, if Microsoft,...

November 24, 2011  1:31 PM

Beware fake iTunes gift certificate malware

Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Holiday scam, Malware, spam, Thanksgiving

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August 7, 2011  4:14 PM

From Spam to No Spam in Minutes

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

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