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Microsoft Takes an Effort at Cutting Down Blogspam – Splogs

Splogs are becoming a huge problem, half the stuff you search for nowadays returns a splog, mostly auto syndicated content. I find a lot of my own entries on there, surrounded by Adsense ads. New age scrapers I guess. Technorati returns a lot of results from splogs too, but at least they have made some […]

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419 Scammers Duplicate Interpol Site

Scammers are getting more inventive and so it seems more technically advanced. They have actually duplicated the Interpol site to dupe people. 419 advanced fee scammers have created an exact copy of the Interpol website, which is expected to be used to dupe victims into believing they are dealing with the real International Criminal Police […]

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Spam – A Simple Guide To Keeping Your Inbox Clean

In my opinion, the best way to keep clean of spam is simple: The first rule is NEVER reply to spam, NEVER click the unsubscribe link and NEVER e-mail to the unsubscribe address. These are simply underhand tactics to get ‘active’ e-mail addresses. Some other tips to avoid getting spammed in the first place: 1) […]

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Taiwan Kings of Spam from CipherTrust

Hmm Taiwan are really way ahead of everyone when it comes to being a spam hub, sadly that’s nothing to be proud of and generally it’s due to a large amount of poorly configured/unsecured servers. Taiwan needs to start doing some vulnerability assessment! Taiwan and Korea have always had loads of open proxies/exploitable machines in […]

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Carders Scamming Spammers!

Sounds complicated, it’s almost a tongue-twister. It turns out the carders (people using stolen credit card details fraudulently) have worked out how to get money out of the spammers (spamming being massive nowdays) Fraudsters who deal in stolen credit card data have devised a means to extract money from sponsors of junk mail campaigns. Carders […]

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The Tale of a Real Malaysian E-mail Spammer Exposed – Webflexx

So a friend of mine received a spam, which is not unusual, but this one was a little different. This guy is in Malaysia, and the spam he usually receives is from all over the place, mostly US-centric, but this one was targeting Malaysians, Malaysian spammer producing Malaysian spam, is it the first? I asked […]

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