The bad guys of the Internet target high-volume searches — like those for celebrity names. So if you want to avoid malware, avoid searching for these 10 celebs.
BlackBerry developer “S4BB” is either an app genius or a sultan of spam.
With Gmail’s new inbox, Google is creating its own flavor of spam.
WhitePages has some big plans for integrating Mr. Number into its 50-million-unique-visitors-per-month website — plans that should help you avoid spam calls.
Google wants to make Glass as great as possible — but it’s got to kill search spam first.
According to two Italian security researchers, there’s a thriving market for fake Twitter accounts, with more than two dozen services offering to sell accounts for prices averaging $18 per 1,000.
Security researchers at Sophos released their Security Threats in 2013 report, looking at the most at risk countries for malware.
According to a Silicon Valley-based startup, there is a “big data solution” for one of the Internet’s most common afflictions.
“Disavow links” sounds like a D&D spell, but it’s actually a way for search engines and webmasters to seek out and destroy spam sites.
Trolls are part of online life, but this new CAPTCHA pre-screens your commenters or other contacts for empathy as well as basic humanity.
Dropbox may be having yet another bad security day.
One of the most reviled and well-known names in the spamming world, so-called “Spam King” Sanford Wallace, has surrendered to FBI agents for hacking into Facebook accounts and sending 27 million spam messages.
410 Labs, maker of a Twitter-like email app called Shortmail that limits email messages to 500 characters or less, announced today that it has raised $750,000 from super-angel Dave McClure’s 500 Startups seed funding firm and others.
Many Google+ users saw a massive amount of notification email messages from the service this afternoon, and now Google’s head of social, Vic Gundotra, has an explanation.
Imagine browsing the web without having to worry about viruses, spam, and spyware. Imagine you could log in to see your favorite web sites from any location, without being tracked.
Demand Media had its first earnings call as a public company this afternoon, and chief executive Richard Rosenblatt took the opportunity to fire back at critics who have accused the company of being nothing more than a content farm churning out articles targeted at search engines.
As of this writing, online publisher Demand Media is worth more on the stock market than is The New York Times Company. Of course, this says more about the enthusiasm of IPO investors than it does about the relative merits of the two organizations, but given the overall level of terribleness of Demand’s product –mainly hastily written how-to articles aimed not at readers, but at search engines – it’s still a bit disheartening.
Now that we’re little more than a day from the launch of Apple’s social network, Ping, reports are coming in that spammers are beginning to target the service — surprising no one.
Antivirus software maker McAfee reported today that malware hit an all-time high in the second quarter. You can blame scams related to the World Cup.
Twitter is cleaning itself up and finally adding a few features to entice more professional users.