18 Reasons Email Spam is Actually a Good Thing

1. People without friends can receive an abundance of mail every day. 2. Anyone can delete legitimate email they didn’t want to answer and claim it must have gone in the “spam folder”. 3. Deleting spam gives you 20 minute break at work. 4. Deleting spam quickly increases your eye/hand coordination. 5. It gives you …

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 …

What is Backscatter?

Article from Ron Edison, Founder and CTO of Internet Defense Technology What is backscatter? These are bounces generated by spam that is sent with forged return paths (as most spam is). The bounces return to the actual owner of the email address. A great deal of backscatter returns to email addresses that don’t actually exist …

I just sent all my friends an email – did I just spam them?

Did you blind cc them????? If not, I would guess ALL your friends would call it spam! There is nothing more annoying than having your email blasted to a bunch of people you don’t know and likely don’t want to know! However, if you sent an email with a blind copy, you probably did okay …

Why can’t I just answer all spam emails and tell them to stop?

I know it seems almost unbelievable that this could be the case, but the reality is, Spammers are some of the most unscrupulous people and if you were to email them back that you wanted to be removed from their list it is almost positive that they will take that as a bona fide email …

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 …

Post-irritated: Spam and the Filter’s Make It so Hard to be on Email

There are so many problems with service based internet issues today it’s a wonder anyone still emails! From Spam, to Malware, to Viruses, Phishing attempts and on and on it is a barrage of funk. Imagine walking down the street and people yelling at you to buy this or try that or whatever other random …

Why shouldn’t I open up my spam emails?

Spam emails often contain certain types of virues, mal ware, etc., that can infect your computer, but in order to infect your computer you have to OPEN them. Imagine you knew a person who had AIDS. Would you rub an open sore to a bloody sore on their body? Of course not. I know it’s …

Watch out! UPS email has a bad virus connected to it

There is an email being sent around that looks like a legit UPS email, it is in fact bogus. The subject line has this “UPS Tracking #” and then a bunch of numbers like: 6956309903 in it. Below is the text of the email, if you receive this email do not open the attachment, it …

“Buyer” Beware – iTunes Named Spam

You may have seen a recent iTunes email that went something like this: Subject: Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate! “Hello! You have received an iTunes Gift Certificate in the amount of $50.00.  You can find your certificate code in attachment below. Then you need to open iTunes. Once you verify your account, $50.00 …

Scam-o-rama

Below is a real life email. I got this email from a “friend” of mine. When I called her, because I had a feeling that it was bogus, she told me someone had sent that from what appeared to be her email, but in fact it was a fraud. This is a classic case of …

Are spammers trying to take advantage of the Olympics in their emails?

The better question is do Spammers try to take advantage of anything that captivates the American attention? The obvious answer: YES!!! Get the idea that these guys are like the evil underworld version of advertisers. If they can get your attention, then by god, they will! Shy of running decapitation videos, they will stop at …

Lotta Spam

In the past year the number of particles of Spam has increased so substantially it has become a major crisis in the security world. One of the major issues with Spam is that much of the American public don’t even understand that they are in effect becoming “zombie computers” (a computer that is basically being …