The United States remains the world’s biggest spammer, according to security firm Sophos, which today released its quarterly report on the world’s top spam-offending countries–dubbed the “Dirty Dozen”. The United States came in streaks ahead of its rivals, being responsible for 28.4 percent of all spam. South Korea was second (5.2 percent), followed by China (4.9 percent), Russia (4.4 percent) and Brazil (3.7 percent). Australia maintained its lowly ranking on the list at number 37. http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/security/0,39044215,62033796,00.htm
Spammers are ramping up their use of redirection techniques to try to get around many anti-spam filters, a security firm warned today. The latest flurry started about 10am Tuesday morning and by 11am represented an estimated 4.3 per cent of the spam on the internet, according to anti-spam firm Mail-Filters.com. The technique, most commonly found with pharmaceutical spam, sends a user to a web page and the user is then automatically redirected to another web page. This technique is specifically designed to get around databases of destination URLs that many anti-spam technologies rely upon. “Spammers are constantly looking for solutions … Continue reading Spammers turn to web redirection to avoid detection
SPAM – junk, unwanted e-mails that are sent in HTML e-mail message, embedded with images and pictures that secretly send information to the sender (the Spammer) to confirm that your e-mail address is active (this means more SPAM is coming on your way). SPAM are sent to large number of people to promote a product or service without the recipients approval (subscription). PHISHING – spoofed e-mail message that is designed to convince the recipient to reveal personal or financial datas such as credit card number, username, password, social security number and others that will let them hijacked your account and steal your money … Continue reading How to combat SPAM and phishing out from your mailbox?