• Spam perseveres, despite Rustock takedown

    Posted April 19, 2011 - 1:45 pm

    Global spam dropped by one-third immediately after the Rustock Botnet was dismantled in mid March, according to the March edition of the Symantec MessageLabs Intelligence monthly report.
  • Toolbox: How to Choose Your Antispam Strategy

    Posted February 18, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    At the most basic level, enterprise antispam systems protect organizations against e-mail-related threats by identifying and removing junk mail and malicious messages. Some of the major threats, according to Radicati Group, include viruses, directory harvest attacks and denial of service attacks.
  • Review

    Netgear targets SMBs with new security tool

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 4:57 pm

    Netgear's new security appliance takes on small-to-midsize business stalwarts such as Fortinet and Barracuda by including antispam, antimalware, and Web content filtering in a single unit that offers easy deployment and budget-preserving pricing.
  • Accused Facebook spammer could face jail time

    Posted June 14, 2009 - 7:58 pm

    An alleged spammer could face jail time in connection with a Facebook lawsuit after a judge referred him to the U.S. Attorney General's Office for criminal proceedings.
  • Security vendor Dr. Web combines mobile, desktop AV

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:07 am

    Russian security company Dr. Web is offering its latest security product for Windows Mobile free to subscribers of its Enterprise Suite 4.4 product.
  • Bot busts newest Hotmail CAPTCHA

    Posted February 18, 2009 - 5:36 pm

    Spammers have cracked Microsoft's latest defense against abuse of its Live Hotmail e-mail service using a sophisticated network of hacked computers that receive encrypted instructions from a central server, a security company has reported.
  • Yahoo Mail gets an antispam boost

    Posted January 21, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    Yahoo has taken new steps to sharpen its Webmail service's antispam capabilities, including the adoption of two commercial technologies and the testing of an open-source system, the company said Tuesday.
  • AT&T accused of spamming its own customers

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 5:33 am

    AT&T appears to have made a monumental blunder. Over the past week they sent text messages to most of their customers. The messages were ads for American Idol, and urged customers to watch the season premiere. The backlash has been considerable as angry users accused the company of spamming them. Many used Twitter to express their annoyance.
  • Managing spam quarantine for Exchange Server 2007

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:15 pm

    Exchange Server 2007 includes anti-spam functionality that provides the capability to quarantine suspected spam that is received from the internet. Quarantining spam is generally done only for email with a moderate likelihood of being spam as opposed to email that has a very high likelihood of being spam which would normally be rejected entirely.
  • Bayesian Spam Filtering

    Posted November 27, 2008 - 4:46 am

    Bayesian filtering is one of the most effective and intelligent solutions to combat spam email nowadays. Spam is a problem faced by all email users and it shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon; in fact, the number of spam emails is increasing daily.
  • Will the real spam king please stand up?

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 9:42 pm

    As more and more spammers are arrested, prosecuted, and sued under state and federal antispam statutes, there's one thing you can count on: Someone somewhere will invariably call the targeted spammer a "spam king." But who truly deserves the title of King? Read on to find out.
  • Court overturns Virginia spam law, conviction

    Posted September 14, 2008 - 3:36 pm

    The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned a state antispam law and the 2004 conviction of long-time spammer Jeremy Jaynes, saying the law is an overly broad prohibition on anonymous free speech.
  • 8 ways to fight spam filter frustration

    Posted August 6, 2008 - 12:02 pm

    On both the sending and the receiving end, minimizing spam false positives is critical for your organization. Here are some steps you can take to make sure 'good' email gets through.
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