Article Query: Spam
July 26, 2011

The term security posture is used in information security to describe the overall security effectiveness of a given system, service, or network.  All aspects of security strength and weakness are evaluated and weighed against both potential and known threats in an effort to gauge the current level of protection.  This same process can be used [...]

July 4, 2011

33% of people use the same password for every web site they access.  62% do not use complex passwords or change their password frequently.  Of the nearly 75 million scam emails sent every day, 2000 claim a victim.  73% of Americans were the victim of some form of cybercrime.  25% of all cybercrime remains unsolved.  The [...]

July 3, 2011

As we, here in the United States celebrate our independence this Fourth of July, we are reminded that the liberties and freedoms that come with that independence have yet to be won online.  As citizens of this country we are blessed with safety and security from threats both foreign and domestic, but those guarantees have not [...]

June 28, 2011

While surfing through my usual news and technology sites I ran across a great article on CircleID by Steve Atkins.  Steve explained how the use of URL shortening services such as Bit.ly and Su.pr can result in your emails being flagged and blocked by spam filters. Following through on Steve’s article I found that he [...]

June 25, 2011

Since its launch in October, 2004 Project Honey Hot has made some interesting progress in their war against spam email. The project is a distributed system used to identify spammers and spambots operating across the Internet. To put it simply, Project Honey Pot lays millions of traps around the Internet (66,393,293 as of this writing) [...]

January 24, 2009

We’re learning this week that we have officially passed the one billion number in terms of people using the Internet. Eric Schonfeld writes in his article on TechCrunch that the number is probably higher than that. One billion is a staggering number, even though it makes up only 15 to 22 percent of the world’s [...]