Hacked emails slice spam fast
Spam spreads much faster and to more people when it is being propagated by hacked, or otherwise compromised, email accounts rather than legitimate accounts, according to research published in the International Journal of ...
Evaluating system security by analyzing spam volume
The Center for Research on Electronic Commerce (CREC) at The University of Texas at Austin is working to protect consumer data by using a company's spam volume to evaluate its security vulnerability through the SpamRankings.net ...
World Cup fans are the latest to be targeted by cyber criminals
As rival football teams have been battling it out in this year's World Cup, cyber criminals have had their eye on a different goal – to cash in on this global distraction at any opportunity.
New online menaces: from spamming fridges to hijackers
It has to be annoying when your fridge sends spam without your knowledge, but how would you feel if a hacker with a smartphone disabled your car brakes or even remotely hijacked your plane?
Securing the cloud: New algorithm solves major problem with homomorphic encryption
Homomorphic encryption is one of the most exciting new research topics in cryptography, which promises to make cloud computing perfectly secure. With it, a Web user would send encrypted data to a server in ...
DARPA envisions the future of machine learning
Machine learning – the ability of computers to understand data, manage results, and infer insights from uncertain information – is the force behind many recent revolutions in computing. Email spam filters, ...
Startups at SXSW in search of some better mousetraps
Not long after her husband left her "to live in a van down by the river" in Idaho, as she puts it, Elissa Shevinsky thought it was high time for a better mouse trap. Or rather, a better dating website.
'Bad neighbourhoods' on the internet are a real nuisance
Of the 42,000 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) surveyed, just 20 were found to be responsible for nearly half of all the internet addresses that send spam. That just is one of the striking results of an extensive study by ...
Facebook to charge for some message delivery (Update)
Facebook on Thursday began testing the feasibility of charging to guarantee that messages from strangers make it into inboxes of intended recipients at the social network.
Freebie tricksters unleash spam botnet using Android phones
Filtering spam: Researchers propose new method to rid inboxes of unwanted email
Spammers have recently turned high-tech, using layers of images to fool automatic filters. Thanks to some sophisticated new cyber-sleuthing, researchers at Concordia University's Institute of Information Systems Engineering ...
Text spam messages on the rise
Lesley-Ann Thompson's cell phone buzzed the other week with a text message telling her she had won a $1,000 gift card from Best Buy.
Social news site Digg rises from ashes
Digg, the once high-flying social news site, relaunched Wednesday under new ownership after a six-week rebuilding.
No slowdown in sight for cyber attacks, experts say
Cyber attacks are accelerating at a pace that suggests the Internet - already a risky environment - is likely to pose a steadily growing threat to individuals and companies for years to come.