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Google Goes After Impersonator Scammers

December 8, 2009 Doug Caverly

As huge corporations go, Google’s a pretty cuddly one, but according to the search giant itself, everyone should be careful about offers of employment or wealth that involve its name. “Google Money” scammers represent a growing problem that the company is trying to combat. […]

Senate Uncovers Online Credit Card Tricks

November 18, 2009 Doug Caverly

A report issued by a U.S. Senate committee only uses the word “scam” when quoting different consumers; the report’s title employs the phrase “aggressive sales tactics,” instead. Still, it looks like a number of big online companies have been caught profiting off people’s confusion. […]

McAfee: Cyberwarfare A Big Threat

November 17, 2009 Doug Caverly

It might not be long before we return to the days of schoolchildren diving under their desks in warfare preparedness drills. Only now, instead of hiding from nukes, the kiddos may be unplugging their computers, since McAfee has indicated that a cyberarms race is taking place. […]

ICSA Labs Finds Flaws In New Security Products

November 16, 2009 Doug Caverly

It’s sometimes fun to be an early adopter, as the long lines and waitlists for things like iPhones and the new Camaro have proven. But where security products are concerned, do yourself a favor and let other folks go first, since a fresh report indicates that it can take more than a single try to get things right. […]

Nigeria Announces Early Results Of Anti-Scammer Initiative

October 23, 2009 Doug Caverly

No one’s sure how many there are to go, but according to a Nigerian official, there are about 800 scam email addresses and 18 criminals that can be considered “down.” Mrs. Farida Waziri, the chairperson of a government agency, announced that some shutdowns and arrests occurred thanks to an initiative called Project Eagle Claw. […]

MessageLabs Names Most- (And Least-) Spammed States

September 25, 2009 Doug Caverly

When considering where to live, it’s wise to look up stats about an area’s climate, the cost of living, and its proximity to other important stuff in your life. Symantec’s MessageLabs recently supplied some information about your odds of getting spammed, too. […]

Enormous Malware Archive Creates Stir

September 10, 2009 Doug Caverly

A Dutch company known as the Frame4 Group has created what’s almost the computing equivalent of a Center for Disease Control lab. The Malware Distribution Project is, according to its own site, the “world’s biggest private malware archive.” […]

Avsim Hacker (Maybe) Brought Before Cops

September 9, 2009 Doug Caverly

Perhaps people who like to spend their spare time in the cockpits of imaginary F-16s should be left alone. The man in charge of a flight simulator site that was attacked claims to have identified the hacker and forwarded information to the authorities. […]

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