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Spam in July: Hot Weather Nurtures Financial Phishing
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:32:00 -0700 - Although it's the height of summer and most businesses are in a natural lull, Kaspersky Lab's experts reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in spam. There was a 7.9 percentage points increase in the amount of scam emails exploiting the names of reputable banks, payment services, online stores and similar organisations;
Spam Party: Spam Gets Its Due With an All-Spam Menu at ASB
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:06:40 -0700 - Celebrate America's most iconic canned meat with a Spam menu takeover at American Sardine Bar this Wednesday, August 27. The event is being hosted by ASB chef Scott Schroeder, photographer Neal Santos, and writer Drew Lazor, and it promises...
Bing Waxes Lyrical on Spam Detection and Filtering
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:00:10 -0700 - A post on the Bing blog explores the inner workings of Web spam, what it looks like, what Bing is doing about it, and why it's not always easy to determine intent.
Security rEsrchRs find nu way 2 spot TXT spam
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:16:21 -0700 - Symantec boffins analyse 400,000 TXTs to develop new spam-spotting approach Symantec boffins reckon it's no longer enough to shield e-mail users from malicious email and that spam and phishing over SMS are now worthy of some decent defences. They've even penned a study to back up the proposition, suggesting that SMS spam could be 97 per cent detectable with a false positive rate as low as 0.02 ...
Spam Alert: American Sardine Bar in Philadelphia is...
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:14:20 -0700 - American Sardine Bar in Philadelphia is hosting a Spam menu takeover tonight with dishes that center around the iconic American canned meat product. Sample menu items include a Spam corn dog, Spam fried rice lumpia, Spam tacos, and so much...
How to stop all of that annoying iMessage spam to Apple
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:50:04 -0700 - Apple’s iOS and OS X messaging product iMessage is used by millions upon millions of people around the world, and for the most part, it’s a great service. iMessage includes none of the bells and whistles found in other popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, Kik, Line and BBM, but Apple did a great job of providing just enough differentiation that users feel even more locked into the iOS ecosystem ...
How to stop all of that annoying iMessage spam
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:50:04 -0700 - Apple’s iOS and OS X messaging product iMessage is used by millions upon millions of people around the world, and for the most part, it’s a great service. iMessage includes none of the bells and whistles found in other popular messaging apps like WhatsApp, Kik, Line and BBM, but Apple did a great job of providing just enough differentiation that users feel even more locked into the iOS ecosystem ...
The Switchboard: This bot helps Twitter prevent spam before it’s sent
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:33:13 -0700 - Your morning helping of hand-picked stories from the Switch team.
Bing On Search Spam Detection Techniques & Filtering
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:45:24 -0700 - How Bing's search algorithms detect, filter and combat spam to improve their search quality.
Spam industry reinvented as messages containing malicious links surge
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:40:37 -0700 - Spam might no longer be the gigantic server overhead it once was but the number of unsolicited messages containing malicious links appears to be surging, according to figures from SaaS security firm ProofPoint.
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