SPAM HOST CUT OFF

The volume of junk e-mail sent worldwide plummeted on Tuesday after a company providing the servers for the spammers was taken offline. The bad guys install malware on computers that they can control in vast networks, primarily to send spam for counterfeit...

HOW SPAMMERS MAKE MONEY

Spammers can turn a profit even if they only get one response from every 12 million emails they send. When you see a ridiculous spam message and think, who in their right mind would respond to that?, the answer is, almost no one – but it only takes a handful of...

INCREASE IN BANK PHISHING ATTACKS

There are reports of increased phishing attacks purporting to be messages from various banks. Be alert! The bad guys create email messages that appear to be from banks, with links to malicious web sites that attempt to install viruses or adware or fool you into...

GOOGLE ANDROID

T-Mobile introduced the first cell phone based on Google’s Android operating system to much fanfare a few days ago. Although Android has some interesting features and much promise, I don’t expect to see anyone holding the T-Mobile G1 in Sonoma County for a...