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Never click links in text messages

Never click links in text messages.
Malicious text messages targeting the UK. Continue reading

Password blackmail

Well, this one is just rolling and rolling. Starting in the summer of 2018 some enterprising scammer decided that the vast number of password exposures can be used for a new purpose – directly blackmailing the account holders. These exposures quite often list both the email address and password for some service or other. Perhaps … Continue reading

Spam: search engine registration

Curious, this one. The chances are that if you own a domain you’ve seen these. It’s a pretty scary format that looks all too official at first glance. Only three notes to put to you: This has nothing to do with your domain ownership You can register any domain with search engines yourself You can … Continue reading

Spam? Tell me why!

Spam? Tell me why!

Google will now tell you why your spam is spam.

A curious departure from the norm for such services.  The reasoning for marking mail as spam is usually a closely guarded secret.  But I think these references will be muted, general phrases.

But perhaps it will help users understand spam a little more.  Services like Postini (from Google)  are though complex and I doubt that some of the reasoning will be very clear.

Time will tell.

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“…please do both of us a favor…”, Viral Scampi

Oh dear. A lot of quite intelligent people are now getting very confused with the new Facebook features. It seems the ideas involved are getting confused and muddled.


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