How to use Gmail to snuff out spam

At the risk of sounding greedy, I have five Gmail accounts. Hey, Google makes the rules, not me. Gmail accounts are free, and there's no limit on how many a single person can

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Rick Broida

How to make your cell phone completely spam free

It's a sad fact that most of us are exposed to an endless flood of unsolicited messages from purported international dignitaries, dubious pharmaceutical salespeople, and pornographers--a deluge that invades our PCs each day.

Published on: March 10th, 2009 Zack Stern

Botnet mastermind gets four years in slammer for fraud

The first person to be charged under federal wiretap statutes for using a botnet to steal data and commit fraud was sentenced to four years in prison this week.John Schiefer, a 27-year-old Los

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan and Gregg Keizer

Five formidable Facebook frauds and how to protect yourself

Beny Rubinstein knows computer security. An employee of a Seattle-area tech giant with 20 years of IT experience under his belt, Rubinstein has seen a side of the industry that most people will

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 J.R. Raphael

Stiff fines, jail terms prescribed for spammers in “long overdue” Canadian bill

An anti-spam bill currently before the senate - now known as S-220, An Act respecting commercial electronic messages (the Anti-Spam Act) - if passed would help Independent Service Providers (ISPs) and individuals take up

Published on: February 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Hackers fail to show any love this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day you may want to think twice about opening any e-greeting cards adorned with cute puppies and vibrant red hearts or e-mail messages promoting hot new gifts for your sweetie. There

Published on: February 13th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

U.S. is world’s spam capital, Canada “no longer” among top offenders

Five years after Bill Gates declared that spam would be a thing of the past within two years, spammers continue to cause problems for computer users, using sites like Facebook and Twitter as

Published on: February 12th, 2009 Melba-Jean V. Bernad

Vanquish spam, conquer archives – take control of your e-mail in 2009

Why are so many technical advances a constant balance between useful and frustrating? I nominate e-mail as one of the most helpful yet aggravating advances when you judge easy communications against spam and

Published on: January 27th, 2009 James E. Gaskin

Phishing scam lures Canadian taxpayers with promise of cash

Tax season may seem like it's a long way off yet, but that hasn't stopped Internet fraudsters from promising taxpayers a refund in a bid to steal their personal information, according to the

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Botnet saga – Deadly duo vanquished, replacements step in

Although the shutdown of a California Web hosting company eradicated several prominent botnets last year, others have stepped up to fill the gaps, a security researcher said today.Gone from the landscape are "Srizbi"

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Stressed out by spam? Here’s what you can do

Of 200 billion e-mail messages sent every day around the world in 2008, 90 per cent are considered spam – double the previous year's volume, according to Cisco Systems Inc.'s annual security report

Published on: January 20th, 2009 Vawn Himmelsbach

2009 — a Happy New Year for spammers

Expect a resurgence of spam this year as cyber criminals quickly adapt to new policies on "domain tasting" and design more professional-looking messages, cautions the January Spam Report published recently by security firm

Published on: January 19th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Spam messages masquerade as Food Network e-mail

Spam e-mail is making a swift rebound since a spam-friendly hosting provider was taken offline just two months ago, in part thanks to a technique that disguises spam as legitimate e-mail marketing messages.After

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Top five security threats of 2008…and what lies ahead

If there's one big lesson Internet users should learn from 2008's security threats it is to trust no one – not a message on your Facebook wall, or even a video acceptance speech

Published on: December 31st, 2008 Michelle MacLeod