You might remember a while ago we mentioned MP3 spam, which in October last year was the latest evolution in spam. Currently there is a new type annoying mail-server owners the world over, it’s known as NDR or Backscatter Spam and involved NDRs or Non Delivery Reports (those emails you get when you send a [...]
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To follow on from Whitetrash which I posted about previously, here is another tool to secure your web site or web application. Essentially it’s a very comprehensive set of rules for mod_security. ModSecurity is an open source intrusion detection and prevention engine for web applications (or a web application firewall). Operating as an Apache Web [...]
The spam landscape has changed quite a lot in the last year or so with image spam and now the latest tactic is PDF and .zip attachments. PDF’s of course being preferred by spammers as you don’t need to extract anything to view their spam, you just open it in your favourite PDF viewer and [...]
The battle is heating up between the spammers e360 and the anti-spam warlords Spamhaus, some say the Internet may meltdown if Spamhaus stops its service.. Some estimates say 80% of spam is stopped by Spamhaus and e-mail could suddenly shoot to a server melting rate if their service is pulled. The legal battle between antispam [...]
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) [...]