Tag Archives for Anti-spam techniques

The Email Hole

Email is not something to get too upset about, until you lose one to downtime by your provider of choice. And then you realise that it is too important to be left to free services, or even a domain hoster. … Continue reading

24. July 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Internet life, Malware, Productivity, Spam, Storage | Tags: , , , , , | 6 comments

From the Ashes of Blue Frog

The Blue Frog may be no more,  but the vigilantes are. Seems that despite the death of Blue Security in the face of a spammer’s wrath, the service has built an appetite for fighting back. Eric B. Parizo of SearchSecurity.com … Continue reading

26. May 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Security, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Red-faced Blue Frog

What’s intriguing about this Blue Security/Blue Frog episode, where angry spammers attack the anti-spam company with a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which in turn directs traffic (unwittingly or wittingly, it’s not clear yet) and temporarily brings down blog … Continue reading

08. May 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Scams, Security, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 comments

The Blue Frog vs PharmaMaster

I’ve been trying to make some sense of this recent drama involving Blue Security, an anti-spam registry that effectively tries to deter uncooperative spammers by overwhelming their servers, and recent outages at TypePad and LiveJournal apparently caused by a revenge … Continue reading

06. May 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Malware, Security, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 comments

The Anger of the Blogger Spammed

There’s something just so lame about comment spam dressed up as a legitimate comment that it gets me angrier than I do with ordinary spam, blog or otherwise, for some reason. (Comment spam/blogspam/linkspam is when individuals automate posting of comments … Continue reading

24. February 2006 by jeremy
Categories: Blogs, Scams, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

The Blue Frog Claims Some Early Success

Blue Security, the anti-spam company I wrote about somewhat skeptically for WSJ.com (subscription only, I’m afraid) a few months back, are claiming initial success in their Do Not Intrude Registry. (Simply put, users sign up for the service and Blue … Continue reading

16. September 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Scams, Software, apps, Spam | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

How To Cripple A Customer In The Name Of Spam Catching

Why does a hosting service remove features in the name of improved service? After a lot of toing and froing, I’ve realised why a lot of emails being sent to me were bouncing. It’s because my hosting company, Hostway, have … Continue reading

02. June 2005 by jeremy
Categories: E-commerce, Email, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 5 comments

InspectorBrown Responds

Here’s what Rick Brown said of his Inspector Brown anti-phishing toolbar in response to my questions about its failure to catch the cross scripting phish mentioned here: Our software works to protect our community of users and allow each user … Continue reading

03. April 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Phishing, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on InspectorBrown Responds

Where Did That Email Come From?

An interesting new tool from the guys behind the controversial DidTheyReadIt?: LocationMail. (For some posts on DidTheyReadIt, check out here, here, here and here.) LocationMail tells you where e-mail was sent from. It uses the most accurate data in the world to … Continue reading

25. March 2005 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Phishing, Privacy, Software, apps, Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

A Better Way To Measure The Spam Flood

Here’s an interesting take on spam which helps illustrate how big a problem it has become. Florida-based email service ZeroSpam Net (0SpamNet) says (via email, afraid no URL available at time of writing) that current methods of measuring spam, as … Continue reading

07. December 2004 by jeremy
Categories: Spam | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Better Way To Measure The Spam Flood

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