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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:44:13 -0800 - • ANTI-SPAM DRIVE CITED AS A CROWD-SOURCING CAMPAIGN LIKELY TO BECOME TOP CONSUMER TREND IN 2015 Globe Telecom’s anti-spam drive is a great example of crowd-sourcing campaign expected to become one of the top consumer trends in 2015, according to trendwatching.com. A well-respected authority on consumer trends, trendwatching.com compiled 10 key trends that will shape Asian consumerism this year.
China comes top in world Spampionships
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:18:23 -0800 - America can breathe a sigh of relief as it is no longer the world's number-one sender of spam email. The Sophos Labs quarterly ‘Spampionship' league table is compiled via the company's spamtrap logs, which go out of their way to grab as many spam messages as possible and analyze where they were sent from. Historically, the US has been the world leader in sending spam by volume but this quarter ...
Did You Get a Bunch of Spam Texts Recently? You're Not Alone
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 04:00:17 -0800 - A text message spam campaign aimed at iPhone users last summer reappeared towards the end of the year. Text-spammers got your number? Here's what to do.
WhatsApp spam grows as campaigns migrate from SMS, says AdaptiveMobile
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:26:44 -0800 - Harder to filter because of end-to-encryption
Globe anti-spam drive seen to become top consumer trend in 2015
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:43:26 -0800 - Globe Telecom’s anti-spam drive is a great example of crowd-sourcing campaign expected to become one of the top consumer trends in 2015, according to trendwatching.com. Trendwatching.com forecasts that brands, governments and institutions will tap consumer action and participation in effecting lasting change. Trendwatching.com cited Globe Telecom’s anti-spam campaign: “Philippine major telco ...
For Spambots, Flattery Gets You Everywhere
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:15:00 -0800 - Social media sites like Instagram had allowed bots to inflate follower counts without incentivizing users to delete or report them. Plenty, said James Caverlee, a computer science professor at Texas A&M who studies the nature of spam on social media. Well, if a Twitter user's feed is suddenly filled with low-quality tweets from spam/robot accounts, then I would imagine a strong disincentive to ...
Industry voice: 12 things you should know about email, spam and file attachments
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:36:08 -0800 - Spam has been around for longer than we can remember and often we almost forget that it is and remains a real problem. For the IT department, spam remains a major security threat and a constant headache. More than 3% of all spam contains a malware payload and it doesn't mean that the remaining spam emails are safe either. Today, it may sound strange, but the promises of big lottery wins and the ...
SpamSieve
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:37:48 -0800 - SpamSieve gives you back your inbox by bringing powerful Bayesian spam filtering to popular e-mail clients. It learns what your spam...
High stakes in New Zealand's war against spam
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:39:27 -0800 - It's being described as a war, an arms race, an unseen struggle where the stakes are being raised and the weapons redefined each minute.In New Zealand, the ramparts are constantly being tested by attacks numbering in the tens of...
Spammers set their sights on WhatsApp – that's that ruined then
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:31:21 -0800 - Bypassing filters and flinging ads through bars of cage Mobile spam is spreading from SMS channels towards mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, according to mobile security provider and specialist AdaptiveMobile.…
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