Tech vendors confounded as spam steamrolls along

Tech vendors have made headway in the war on spam, yet spammers are returning volley with sheer numbers. Perhaps it's time for more drastic measures? These are the rumblings from InfoWorld Test Center

Published on: April 18th, 2008 Tom Kaneshige

Expert tips to guard against e-mail overload

E-mails may clog your Inbox, but it doesn't follow that they must also saturate your workday.You can fight e-mail overload with a few commonsense practices, experts say.Given the pervasiveness of e-mail, these are

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Spam King faces 26-year jail term after pleading guilty

The notorious spammer authorities dubbed "the King of Spam" is facing a possible 26-year jail sentence after pleading guilty in Seattle on Friday to charges of fraud and tax evasion. Robert Soloway, 28,

Published on: March 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Good SMB e-mail options at a great price

E-mail: Can't live without it, can't stand the hassles. Is it any wonder many people rely on Instant Messaging for co-worker communications?But old habits die hard, and IM doesn't fit the work styles

Published on: March 11th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Smart ways to secure your mobile workers

The productivity benefits of smart phones and other mobile devices are difficult to ignore, and enterprises will continue to role them out across their workforce. For CIOs and other senior IT personnel the

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Gareth Maclachlan

Clinton, Obama and McCain peddling Viagra online?

Spammers are exploiting the buzz generated by U.S. presidential primaries as a new tactic to attract computer users that might be itching for their "campaign fix", according to a recent report from security

Published on: March 7th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

A seven-point plan for trouble free computing

Software conflicts, lost data and spam often mean tens of thousands of dollars down the drain in downtime and decreased productivity for most businesses.In the U.S. lost productivity - due to problems such

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian hacker arrests merely tip of the iceberg, experts say

The recent arrest of 17 hackers in Quebec for running a one million-computer botnet is a grim reminder that businesses should take malware threats seriously, cybercrime experts say.Sûreté du Québec – the Québec

Published on: February 22nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Valentine’s Day spam worse than ever

Employees in companies without solid anti-spam tools likely dread Valentine's Day.That's not because they're lonely – but because of the increased security risks and lost productivity from unwanted e-mails, says a new report.E-mail

Published on: February 15th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Spam exploit highlights dangers of free Web-based services

Economical and effective, free online services are especially appealing to budget conscious small and midsize businesses (SMBs) but they are also attracting the attention of spammers.An attempt this week to breach the e-mail

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Tis’ the season for spam, says Symantec

On the first day of Christmas this spammer brought to me…Symantec's latest monthly threat report, with its long catalogue of spam categories currently afflicting harried users doesn't make for very cheerful reading.Spam accounted

Published on: December 11th, 2007 Joaquim P. Menezes

The politics of spamming

North American online marketing firms are now the leading source of unwanted bulk e-mail (UBE) according to a British Columbia-based anti-spam company.Although these firms may be compliant with anti-spam and pornography laws, the

Published on: August 7th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

There are only two IT network security issues

When looking at network security from a big-picture perspective, there are seven categories of perceived threats, but only two categories of real threats.The real threats fall into one of two categories: vandalism or

Published on: December 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

ITBusiness Elsewhere: A Fleamail confession

ITBusiness Elsewhere is a collection of unusual technology stories from around the globe.Fighting spam-fighting with spamWired NewsBlue Security provides a product that inundates spammers with opt-out messages - a sort of reverse-spam. Naturally,

Published on: May 5th, 2006 ITBusiness Staff