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We Rate the Election Campaigns

With the interminable American Presidential election season now hitting full speed we thought we would grade the campaigns on their mailing practices. The CAN-SPAN law that governs commercial bulk email in the US does not apply to political email, but it is still a good idea to follow best practices when contacting your supporters, if […]

Spear Phishing: The Secret Weapon Behind the Worst Cyber Attacks

To users, spear phishing emails may seem like innocent requests for information or other forms of benign contact, potentially appearing to even come from a person or company a user is friendly or familiar with. But for attackers, spear phishing emails are most often the best way to get the keys to the kingdom. Most […]

2016 Security Predictions

The stream of massive data breaches continued in 2015. It seems that no sector was immune to hacking: banks, government, dating sites, healthcare, ISPs, and even security companies were compromised. Anywhere there was sensitive data hackers were trying to obtain it, and in many cases they succeeded. However, hacking is not entirely without risks, and […]

$22 iPad Really Costs $1,300

With the holiday shopping season well under way, many people may be tempted by an offer of brand name goods at ridiculously low prices. Of course, something seems to good to be true, it’s almost certainly false, especially if it’s promoted in a spam email. In this case clicking on the image in the email […]

If you leave it, they will come

We’ve posted a number of times here about URL shorteners (2010-03-31, 2014-08-06, 2014-02-13) and how they are abused by spammers. Today, we came across a URL shortener site using the seemingly popular YOURLs package hosted on a short domain belonging to a large global entity that we can only guess was setup sometime ago by […]

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