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PPI SMS text spammers fined £440,000 by UK Information Commissioner

Posted November 29, 2012 The UK information commissioner has for the first time used its shut-the-hell-up powers to quash the annoyance that is spam text messaging, having fined two men nearly half a million pounds. More such investigations are in the works, the ICO promised. Read more.

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Spammers exploit open redirects on US government websites

Posted October 23, 2012 Would you trust a URL which ends with .gov? US government websites have been left with egg on their faces, after spammers exploited sloppily coded redirect code to redirect gullible internet users into visiting “make money fast” websites. Read all about it.

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India spews more spam than ever before, report finds

Posted October 16, 2012 You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it’s rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month […]

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Facebook glitch lets spear phishers impersonate users’ friends and family

Posted August 31, 2012 Facebook blames a “temporary misconfiguration” for allowing spammers to get their hands on users’ personal details and then pose as trusted friends to lure victims into clicking. But is the problem properly fixed yet? Read more here.

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Don’t get slammed by Super Bowl scams

Posted February 2, 2012 The countdown to first kickoff in Super Bowl XLVI on February 5 has begun, and scams for knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia, and fake YouTube videos will be sure to hammer our defenses. Here’s the article. 

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Condom ad poses as Facebook friend request from your fetus

A condom company is sending friend requests from unborn sons to male users on Facebook. Do you feel it’s harmless advertising or a step too far (and a breach of Facebook’s terms and conditions)? Read the story. 

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Crowd-sourcing mischief on Google Maps leads customers astray

As if we weren’t already a drifting, confused mob of smartphone-jabbing zombies already, Google has presented a new way to baffle business customers. Read the story on #Naked Security. #social networks #spam #security

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