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June 2006

SPAMfighter News 2006/6/29

Spamming Steps

Spammers try relentlessly to find ways and means of surpassing spam filters. The methods they employ keep changing from time to time but the processes

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/28

Three MOOP’s Scooped

The Computer Crime Unit of the Metropolitan Police has notified that the police in Finland and UK have arrested three suspected members of the

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/27

The Spam Equation

Cyberspace is an easier way of staying in touch with the world around us, but with the augment of ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/6/24

Presidential Candidates Spamming Voters

With more than 20 million Mexicans now surfing the net, Mexico's presidential candidates have found an easier way to campaign and further their reach to the

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/22

Bank Customers Phished

Warnings of a possible attempt by hackers to crack the defenses of Internet bankers have been issued by the experts at SophosLabs. The hackers seem to have

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/22

Sixem Worm Striking World Cup

The Football World Cup in Germany is generating a lot of interest among people worldwide. The Sixem worm exploits peoples' interest in the tournament. This

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/21

University Reports Increase in Spam

The University authorities are baffled over the spurt in the amount of junk or

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/20

Bank Issues Spam Alerts

Bank of New Zealand customers have been receiving hoax e-mails in recent weeks. These hoax e-mails claim to be a warning from the bank's security department

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/19

Spam Dominates E-mail

Postini, a messaging security firm based in San Carlos, California estimates that nearly 86 percent of all e-mail traffic is spam. During the month of May,

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/17

Mobile Spam: How Vulnerable Can your Cell Phone Be?

A drastic spike has been observed in the number of mobile spam complaints worldwide, and ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/6/17

The Brits Get Bitten By Spam Mania

UK seems to be grappling with the spam problem more than ever before. According to a recent study, home computers in the UK are hit by around 68 million

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/17

Online Lotteries Offer Phishing Jackpots

Coca Cola and Arsenal Football Club have become the latest baits to be used by ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/6/16

Okopipi furthers the Anti-spam revolution

A new anti-spam project called Okopipi, named after a poisonous frog, is being

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/16

Malware Subsides, But Phishing and Trojan Activities Still On a High

According to Sophos, a leading computer security company, the number of malware mails has gone down by more than half. They claim that the malware writers

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/16

Spams: Do They Originate From Taiwan?

Taiwan is the center of almost 75% of all spam relays. A research organization, Cipher Trust revealed on 9th June 2006 that about 20% of e-mails worldwide

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/15

Malware has lesser proximity to your inbox now!

A major slump has occurred in e-mail messages containing malware in the first six months of this

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/15

Slay The Demon Called “Spyware”

Quite contrary to what Dwight Brown comments that when a computer is running right one

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/15

Return of password stealer Trojan

With more than 2700 computers in 120 countries being infected with a new variant of the Briz Trojan, international security experts have resumed discussion

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/14

Cellular Spam is on the rise

The spam nuisance is making waves in the cell phone domain also. The cell phone is now plagued by
the SMS version of the dreaded spam. A recent study

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/14

A New "Blackmailing" Variant Creeps Around…

Security experts warned of a new variation of a virus that encrypts files and then blackmails the user demanding money to decrypt affected files.

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/13

Anti-Spam Laws may not Solve the Problem

The past week saw Bulgaria introducing new laws to tackle the spam menace. The new laws are included in the E-Trade Act passed in the Parliament. All those

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/13

Yahoo Gets “Yam”med by a Worm

The email worm named Yamanner has gate-crashed its way into Yahoo mailboxes by bearing the headline "New Graphic Site." Unlike typical worm

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/13

Spam Prevention Solutions

The term 'Spam' refers to the odious, unsolicited or junk incoming emails that

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/12

Political Spam, The New Menace

The US Federal Election Commission approved the exemption of e-mail for political campaigning
purposes in March, 2006. With the mid-term elections

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/12

Computer Virus Detection And Prevention

A computer virus is a self-replicating ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/6/10

Asia the new breeding ground for spam

The spam numbers coming out from Asia are pointing to a seismic shift in the spam landscape. Recent studies conclude that about two-thirds of all spam

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/10

Spam Scam Bags a Scottish Connection

Scammers have now started to rake up their victims list by sending a mail posing as an official
mail from Patricia Ferguson, Scotland's Minister for

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/10

Securities Push Up A Must For Web Companies

 

The incredible success story of the Dot-com industry has sporadically been marred by security lapses. From the rubble of the

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/9

Surge in Spam attack

Research conducted by CipherTrust Inc. show that spam numbers recorded a huge growth of 20 percent during the month of May. Compromised computers or Zombies

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/8

AOL’s decision to charge spam sparks off a debate

Time Warner Inc.'s AOL, the largest US Internet service provider has begun to exact a small fee for
ensuring delivery of certain types of bulk e-mail.

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/8

Combination of spam and spyware likely to pose threats

The combination of spam and spyware may soon pose challenges to Internet security. Mark Sunner, CTO of Message Labs warns of a possible convergence of

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SPAMfighter News 2006/6/7

Phishers Are Now Pharming for Greener Pastures

First they 'phished' and made a living out of it. Now the hackers and malware authors have taken up

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/5

The Spam Threat: Dangerous Tackles in World Cup Warm Ups

A few days from now, one of the world’s most anticipated and much loved sporting event will be kicked off in Germany. A large number of people around the

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/5

Anti-Virus Software: New Venture for Microsoft

Is your PC connected to the Internet? Do you think the files stored in it are safe and secure? If so, then think again!

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/3

Texan Spam Mailer Gets Shut Out

The State of Texas and Microsoft Corp. have pulled the curtain down on Ryan Samuel Pitylak, a 24-year-old University of Texas graduate, who was once one of

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SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/3

THE SPAM MAFIA

Spam continues to rule the inboxes with a scalp of nearly 40% of all emails. Majority of the world's networks are protected by ...

SPAMfighter News 2006/6/2

ACMA Unleashes SpamMATTERS - the New Anti-Spam Button

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) have launched a system to fight spam, the most offensive four-letter word in cyberspace. The system, ...

SPAMfighter News - 2006/6/2

US Passes Baton to Asia in Spam Relay

A recent study done by Sophos, a based company specializing in integrated threat management solutions, reveals that is closing in on US when it comes to

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