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July 24, 2011  1:05 PM

Amusing 419 Scam Tactic



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Fraud, Identity Theft, Nigerian 419 Fraud, spam

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June 18, 2011  10:15 PM

Reduce Unwanted Email



Posted by: Ken Harthun
disposable email address, spam, UCE

If you use your main...


March 30, 2011  6:55 PM

UPS Notification Spam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Scam, Security, spam, Trojan

I can't believe that a somewhat savvy friend of mine asked me about this message. He was actually considering opening it. Some people will fall for anything. The first thing is that this message is very poorly written. Anyway, please inform your family and clients that this is bogus and contains a...


March 9, 2011  1:00 AM

Give Spam the Finger



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Security, spam, spambot, zombie

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February 26, 2011  4:17 PM

Website Security – How to Block a Country



Posted by: Ken Harthun
.htaccess, Block IP, Security, spam

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December 31, 2010  12:40 AM

Friend Sent You a Link? Verify it!



Posted by: Ken Harthun
cyber security, Hacking, Phishing, Security best practice, spam

A friend of mine, whom I'll call Sally, told me of a recent hack on their PayPal account that could only have resulted from her clicking a link that a "trusted friend" sent her in an email. You know, one of those "You have to see this!" things. She gets them all the time of course, and most of the...


December 17, 2010  8:20 PM

Spam: This Tactic Is Just Weird



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Email security, Phishing, spam

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December 11, 2010  3:23 PM

Walgreens Pharmacy Data Breach



Posted by: Ken Harthun
data breach, Email security, Identity Theft, Phishing, spam

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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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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...


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