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Amir Lev predicts spammers will use handwritten images & audio

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Image spam tricks spam filters, clogs networks  By Sue Hildreth, contributor 15 Mar 2007 | SearchSecurity.com  “A picture is worth a thousand words,” goes the old saying. What is true in art and journalism is proving equally apt in the … Continue reading →

Microsoft OneCare is Eating Outlook Mail

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More sour news for Microsoft’s managed security service OneCare. The overzealous quarantine has reported to be swallowing clean mail files. “OneCare seems to have deleted my Outlook.pst file,” posted a user with the handle of Richard.Potthoff. “Is there a chance … Continue reading →

SEC Freezes Hi-Tech Pump and Dump Scheme

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“These perpetrators effectively cut out the middleman of the old-fashioned pump-and-dump scheme, eliminating phony stock promotions, creating their own artificial trading demand, and consummating their fraud in as little time as a couple of hours.” - SEC Office of Internet … Continue reading →

Humans asked to help Gmail anti-spam

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Gmail anti-spam engineer calls to users to report spam. From a recent google blog entry “How can you help in the fight? Your most powerful tool is the “Report Spam” button. Use it early and often. That isn’t just there … Continue reading →

SANS on Storm Worm

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SANS Institute is a serious and, probably, the most trusted information security organization. They issue SANS Newsbit email letter covering interesting security-related news. Today, one of the topics they covered was Securityfocus.com’s article about Storm Worm trojan defeating AV products. … Continue reading →

Verizon Wireless fights SMS spammers

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Verizon Wireless has won a permanent injunction against Specialized Programming and Marketing LLC, prohibiting the company from sending text message spam to Verizon Wireless customers. Specialized Programming and Marketing is also required to pay $200,000 in damages. Text message spam … Continue reading →