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 hoster TypePad, is this: The guy behind Blue Security, Eran Reshef, is founder of Skybox, …

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SkypeKiller Or PR Stunt?

Some people, we know, really don’t like Skype. A few people are now building a business on it. Now there’s SkypeKiller (“Your whole network Skype ridden for free”), a French program which will remove all traces of Skype from your network. As its homepage states: With nearly 200 million downloads and 62 million regular users worldwide, …

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Beyond Phishing, There’s Corporate Spoofing

Phishing — the practice of lulling users into giving up their passwords and whatnot — is not just aimed at the public. Corporations are also falling victim. According to MailFrontier, a company that provides ‘messaging security’, says that ”while phisher scams — a largely consumer-facing problem where fraudsters spoof well-known brands in an attempt to steal …

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News: Klez Is Still So Big

 Viruses, worms, whatever, don’t have to be new to be a pain. Bill Fallon, Vice President of Product Marketing at EasyLink Services Corporation, the company that offers and operates MailWatch (“a leading Spam-blocking, virus-scanning and content-filtering service protecting corporate networks worldwide!”) : “The Klez worm, which debuted back in October 2001, continues to be the …

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News: PestPatrol Goes Free

PestPatrol, Inc. “the leading developer of security software to detect and eliminate spyware, adware, trojans and hacker tools from corporate networks and home user PCs” (I don’t know whether there’s any limit on the length of phrase companies can claim they are the best at, but I’ll faithfully reproduce them here; maybe we can have …

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