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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

[caption id="attachment_594" align="alignleft" width="285" caption="Waledac Infections Worldwide"]

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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...


October 21, 2009  7:08 PM

Panda Security Finds Automotive Industry Hit Hardest by Spam



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, spam

Interesting study. It seems that spam content received is constant across all industries and the majority of it is pharmaceutical related. This could mean one of two things: either very few spammers are responsible (likely); or, a lot of men fall for the v-i-AGR*A spam. Anyway, check it...


July 27, 2009  8:50 PM

“Of Course, I Never Reply to Spam – Except Sometimes”



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, E-mail scam, Email security, Phishing, Secure Computing, Security, security awareness, spam

Sounds funny, doesn't it?  But that's part of the title of a consumer survey recently completed by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG): "A...

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June 30, 2009  1:32 AM

Accused Spam King Alan Ralsky Pleads Guilty



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Botnet, Cybercrime, E-mail scam, Scam, spam

Once again, I’m behind on the news. This Security Fix report is almost a week old:

Alan Ralsky, a 64-year-old...


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