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Thu
15
Apr
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Google Criticized for 'Buzz' Privacy Faults

Google has announced it will ask all users to reconfirm their preferred privacy settings on its social networking site 'Buzz'. It follows a controversial launch in which many believed, correctly or otherwise, that their privacy had been compromised. ... Buzz is Google's rival to Facebook and Twitter. It's integrated into Gmail and allows users to follow and reply to posts made by people they decide to follow on the service. The service also allows users to share information from other Google-owned services such as Google Reader (an RSS newsreader) and picture-sharing site Picasa. It was clearly ... (view more)

Wed
27
Jan
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Win7 Upgrade Guide: From Outlook Express to Thunderbird

Infopackets Reader Bill P. writes: " Dear Dennis, I finally made the plunge to Win7, thanks to your series of articles on upgrading from XP to Windows 7 . I noticed that Outlook Express is no longer part of Windows 7. Question: is there another ... email program similar to Outlook Express, and one that can import all my old Outlook Express emails for use on Windows 7? I've archived many Outlook Express emails over the years that I would still like to keep. " My response: I faced the exact same issue when I upgraded to Windows 7. In short: Microsoft chose not to bundle an email program with ... (view more)

Mon
11
Jan
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Scammers using Fake Outlook Alerts for Bank Fraud

Red Condor, a well-known email filtering company, is warning computer users everywhere about an email phishing campaign that spreads false Microsoft Outlook alerts. Those responsible for the malicious campaign are using the alerts to implant banking ... Trojans on PCs, leaving the door wide open for fraudulent money transfers. Over 1 Million Emails Intercepted by Noon One of the biggest concerns is the alarming rate at which these alerts are being sent out; in fact, Red Condor had blocked over a million kinds of these messages by noon just this past Friday. Researchers are almost certain that the ... (view more)

Wed
25
Nov
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Spam Godfather Sentenced 4 Years, Plus $250k Fine

The reputed "Godfather of Spam", 64-year-old Bloomfield, Michigan man Alan Ralsky, has been sentenced to four years behind bars by a U.S. District Judge in the Motor City. Ralsky and his co-conspirators were found guilty of leading an email stock ... scheme and money laundering operations. Ralsky, a West Bloomfield resident, was convicted alongside his son-in-law, 48-year-old Scott Bradley. Both designed an elaborate spamming operation that took aim at high-value targets: those in involved in the stock market. The pair were able to use spam to help inflate stock prices and in turn profited once ... (view more)

Fri
20
Nov
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'All My Apps', and 'Format Recovery For Email'

All My Apps All your applications can be installed on your new PC with one click. Should you need to reinstall your system, Allmyapps takes care of reinstalling all your favorite applications in the blink of an eye. Extremely handy in the age of ... spyware and flimsy laptop and netbook casing! http://www.allmyapps.com Format Recovery For Email Format Recovery for Email is free software that can recover email from a damaged dbx file or deleted dbx file or re-installed Windows drive. The mail fragment can be saved as an EML file. It supports Outlook Express and Foxmail format. Even if the file ... (view more)

Mon
09
Nov
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FBI Warns of ACH Fraud: Businesses, Banks Targeted

A recent report suggests that cyber criminals are now setting their sights on small- and medium-sized businesses and institutions. According to an alert posted on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) website, there has been a "significant ... increase" in automated clearing house (ACH) fraud over the past few months, targeting small businesses, municipal governments and schools. The FBI believes that about $100 million dollars has moved bank accounts because of this practice. (Source: yahoo.com ) The "weapon of choice" for these fraudsters is online banking and the plan is rather ... (view more)

Fri
23
Oct
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Scam Police Unplug 800 Nigerian Websites

A major anti-corruption crusade has taken shape in Nigeria, formed in the hopes of cracking down on Internet scammers throughout the country. The campaign recently shut down 800 scam websites and busted 18 networks used by email fraudsters. ... According to Farida Waziri, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss, "Over 800 fraudulent email addresses have been identified and shut down. There have also been 18 arrests of high profile syndicates operating cyber-crime organizations." (Source: com.au ) Epicenter of Email Scamming Nigeria carries the undesirable reputation of being the ... (view more)

Thu
08
Oct
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Phishing, Malware both Blamed for Hotmail Breach

A security researcher claims a virus probably led to the compromising of 30,000 email passwords. However, most other sources continue to blame phishers. The email details appeared in two lists published by a user on a legitimate website designed for ... developers to share code. The first list included details of 10,000 Windows Live Hotmail accounts , while the second boasted 20,000 . Mary Landesman of ScanSafe says that while investigating a piece of malicious software in August she discovered the people controlling it had around 5,000 Hotmail user names and passwords which appeared to have been ... (view more)

Fri
22
May
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New Study uses Timestamps, Patterns for Antispam

Researchers at Northwestern University and New York's Yahoo! Research have shown that they can catch spammers by the timestamps of their emails, paving the way for smarter advertisements, better spam filters, and more convenient social networking. ... (Source: wired.com ) The new technique can differentiate people by using only the timestamps in their Sent folders with a snapshot of what they're doing. You can get meaningful information by knowing what time people send their emails. 80 to 90 Percent of the World's Email is Spam Yahoo! is interested in finding a better way to catch spammers. ... (view more)

Tue
19
May
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Help! My PC Is Infected and being used to Spam!

Infopackets Reader 'Mule63' writes: " Dear Dennis, I would like to know how to get rid of Tracking Cookies. They seem to be using my email to send inappropriate messages to people and my Internet Service Provider (ISP) has threatened to cut my ... Internet service. Could this cause the computer to go slower? Thank you for any information you can give me. " My response: The short and sweet answer is that tracking cookies probably aren't the issue here. The more likely answer is that your computer is infected with Spyware, is part of a botnet, and is being used to proliferate spam. Allow me to ... (view more)

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