Tag Archives: Phishing

Tumblr is back on my good side

In a piece I wrote a couple of weeks ago I’d brought up the problem of Tumblr hosting phishing/malicious web sites.  Well after a few days of my feeding examples to Tumblr’s support team, and they taking down the sites, I haven’t … Continue reading

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Malware or Not?

I’ve been doing an interesting experiment, in a virtual machine on a separate PC with no personal information  at all on it.  I’ve been going through SPAM emails and clicking on every link to see what happens.  It is an … Continue reading

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Is Hotmail’s “Trusted Sender” feature more than just show?

One year ago Microsoft introduced a feature in Hotmail that marked mail from a set of “trusted senders”, primarily banks, with a Trusted Sender icon.  The idea was that if mail from your bank was marked with the icon you … Continue reading

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Has Microsoft put the nail in the coffin on SenderID?

A funny thing happened on my way to some research on Anti-SPAM technologies, I found that Microsoft is wiping SenderID information from its website.  When you try going to the web page for the SenderID Framework you are now redirected to a … Continue reading

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Time and Malware

I’m in the process of setting up a PC that I’m going to use exclusively for playing around with malware.  In fact, I’m thinking of starting a pool to capture people’s guesses as to how long it takes someone who … Continue reading

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I’m glad I’m running IE9

I’ve installed all three of the latest browsers and will try them side-by-side for a while.  Of course, the first thing one notices is that only IE9 has the Tracking Protection List feature.  I’m working on a blog post on that … Continue reading

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Sadly, data breaches are all too common

After blogging about BP’s lost laptop this morning I was checking my mail and discovered a note from one of my financial institutions about a breach at bulk email sender Epsilon that impacts me.  Three of the largest credit card issuers … Continue reading

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