About The Internet

Do you love the Internet? Do you love searching for things online, writing code, shopping online, everything about the way it feels when your fingers touch the keyboard of your cold computer first thing in the morning and rest there until you remove them from the now hot-keyboard late at night? If you are someone …

Hacking and Security Markets

Unfortunately, one rule of thumb is if hacker wants in, there is always a way. The hacking and security markets are very large, we do a ton of stuff to make sure malware and virus’s, are stopped at the front end of everything we do and we continue to improve this. Security unfortunately is really …

Anniversary of First Spam Message

Today, May 3, 1978, was the first time a Spam message was sent via the Internet. On May 3, 1978, the first documented spam message was sent out to 393 people. It was then customary to only send an individual message via email to a singular end user. Who could have imagined that the laziness …

I Begg to differ….

Dale Begg-Smith competes for a second time in the Olympic Games. He took home the Gold in 2006 as an Australian Mogul Skier though he hails from Canada (another subject for discontent). Begg raised more notoriety for his business dealings than for the fact that he took home the Gold. A fact that clearly left …

Top Email Scams

Several organizations have issued what they consider the top email scams. First is the Federal Trade Commission’s report which lists them as: 1. Business opportunities 2. Chain letters 3. Work-at-home schemes 4. Health and diet scams 5. Effortless income 6. Free goods 7. Investment opportunities 8. Cable descrambler kits 9. Guaranteed loans or credit, on …

Philosophies of Spam Solutions

Our CTO and founder, Ron Edison, recently wrote an article for Business Solutions Magazine called Philosophies of Spam Solutions.  It is now being featured on their website and I wanted to give you an excerpt here: While spam by the billions reaches out to users around the globe, they are scanned, blocked, deleted, sorted, filtered, …

Spammer: Michael Dolan

I am getting back to my email spammer series with Michael Dolan as he was recently (a few days ago) sentenced in Connecticut federal court to seven years in jail plus three years of supervised release. He’s pled guilty to fraud and aggravated identity theft. His crime (along with others who all pleaded guilty, as …

Spammer Robert Soloway Update: 4 Years in Prison

After an unusually long sentencing hearing (it lasted two-and-a-half days), Judge Marsha Pechman handed down her sentence in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle. Per the Official Press Release from United States Attorney’s Office: “ROBERT ALAN SOLOWAY, 29, the owner of NEWPORT INTERNET MARKETING CORPORATION of Seattle, Washington, was …

John Levin, Author of Fighting Spam for Dummies

John R. Levin, author of The Internet for Dummies and Fighting Spam for Dummies, was kind enough to answer some of my questions for my blog. You can find out more about him at his website http://www.johnlevine.com/. 1. What do you see as the worst ramification of spam? It makes people lose confidence in e-mail, …

Spammers: Alan Ralsky

Continuing my Who are the Biggest Spammers series: Mr. Alan Ralsky’s organization, based in Michigan since 1997, uses Chinese, European and US-based servers to host and send spam to millions of email boxes daily. He apparently began his spamming career when his licenses to sell insurance were revoked in Michigan and Illinois in 1996. He …

MySpace wins lawsuit against Media Breakaway (Scott Richter)

It looks like MySpace has finally won their lawsuit again Scott Richter. On Friday June 13th (yes, on Friday the 13th), the American Arbitration Association awarded MySpace over $6 million in damages and attorney fees, as well as the entering of a permanent injunction against Scott Richter and Media Breakaway. This is the second win …

Spammers: Robert Soloway

More good stuff for the Who are the Biggest Spammers series: Robert Alan Soloway is the founder of “Strategic Partnership Against Microsoft Illegal Spam,” or SPAMIS, but is said to be one of the Internet’s biggest spammers through his company, Newport Internet Marketing (NIM). He is also considered one of the top spammers on the …

Spammers: Vincent Chan

Continuation of Who are the Biggest Spammers series: Now we have Vincent Chan is the top Chinese spammer and stays near the top of all major spammer lists (possibly why we have seen such a dramatic increase in spam from this country). He works together with (presumably his brother) Lap Chung Chan and a small …