Spammers full of tricks, offer no treats for Halloween

Spammers seem to have an uncanny ability to figure out a way to get past our filters - both the ones we put up with our technology and our brains through critical thinking.

Published on: October 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Spammers adopt new attack strategies for ‘New Year’

by Paul Wood The New Year saw an increase in global spam levels as spammers continued to take advantage of holidays and major current events in an effort to entice users to click on

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

A new twist on shortened URLs as spam carriers

by Paul Wood For some time Symantec has been warning social networking users to beware of shortened URLs as sometimes it can be hard to see where the link will actually lead. Spammers have

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Paul Wood

Swine Flu spam hits fever pitch

Worried about the Swine Flu outbreak sweeping across the continent?If you're planning to scour the Web to grab more information about the disease better think twice before launching a Google search. Your best

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Google comes up with new way to tell humans from bots

Google has put a new spin on the CAPTCHA, a way of helping Web sites distinguish between human visitors and bots: It wants people to tell it which way is up in a

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Peter Sayer

Apple brushoff leads researcher to detail iPhone security flaws

Tired of getting the brushoff from Apple Inc., Israeli researcher Aviv Raff today disclosed technical details about a pair of iPhone security flaws that he first reported more than two months ago.Raff, best

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

10 quick fixes for your worst security nightmares

In the world of comic books, every bad guy is an evil genius.On the Web, hackers, spammers, and phishers may be evil, but they're not required to be geniuses. They can make a

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Erik Larkin

Colorado Spam King found dead

Convicted penny-stock spammer Eddie Davidson has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, apparently after killing his wife and 3-year-old daughter in his home town of Bennet, Colorado, the U.S. Department of Justice said

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Robert MacMillan

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

Spammers use press trap to fool anti-spam engines

As anti-spam software has increased its effectiveness in guarding corporate e-mail accounts, spammers have resorted to new ways of disguising their messages to get past even the tightest filters, according to a Montreal-based

Published on: October 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Spammers use press trap to fool anti-spam engines

As anti-spam software has increased its effectiveness in guarding corporate e-mail accounts, spammers have resorted to new ways of disguising their messages to get past even the tightest filters, according to a Montreal-based

Published on: October 13th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki