There are few things in life that I hate more than spam. But I hate receiving one type of message even more: delivery status notifications for spam that was sent to bad email addresses, spoofing my address as the sender. Lately, I’ve been getting a couple hundred of these per day. Of course, that means that […]
By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] The NSA just finished a series of cyber-warfare gaming with itself as the attackers. The defenders? The military academies, including the Naval Academy in Annapolis, the Air Force Academy in Colorado, and the US Military Academy in West Point. For the second year in a row, the Army came in first […]
By Mark O’Neill This article in the New York Times really struck a raw nerve with me because it is a touchy subject in my life at the moment. The article is about spammers who are moving their harassment from emails to the cellphone (or mobile phone if you are in Europe). Never a day […]
It connects you to the world, but your cell phone could also be giving anyone from your boss to your wife a window into your every move. The same technology that lets you stay in touch on-the-go can now let others tap into your private world — without you ever even suspecting something is awry.
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Break out the bubbly: Spam is celebrating its 30th anniversary this weekend. And my oh my, three decades later, how the annoyances of the internet have changed. Where it all started The message considered the first unsolicited mass e-mail went out to unsuspecting inboxes on May 3, 1978. A […]
Anti-virus products from large corporations are becoming so bloated. With features like backup solutions, password managers, anti-phishing, anti-spam, and application scanning firewalls, products that were intended to protect your system only tends to bog down it down. Even as a security professional, I would prefer to not run an Anti-Virus product that is all-encompassing like […]
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] This month, we’re talking cool gadgets – the kind that are so cool that you’ve just gotta own them. We introduced our first 10 last week, and today we continue our list with a shocking little invention.
By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] Gamers in China, desperate to get their powerups by cheating, are seeding Microsoft IIS servers with exploit code that will steal game logins. So far the mass attack has hit over 500k webservers. Brian Krebs has the details, including some of the high-profile webservers affected at his blog on the […]
By JR Raphael Contributing Writer, [GAS] Cross-site scripting is being blamed for a campaign trail hack. Someone took advantage of weak security to redirect visitors from barackobama.com’s “Community Blogs” section to rival Hillary Clinton’s home page over the weekend. A user identifying himself as “Mox” claims credit for the move on a post written just […]
Everyone gets spam that makes them scratch their head and wonder, “just what was this spammer thinking?” Well a cartoonist wondered the same thing and has started a website where he lampoons the worst of the spam with hilarious and clever daily drawings. You can check out the rest at ASpamADay here. Thanks to Neatorama […]