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Net Neutrality: More Unintended Consequences

What if the FCC could force FedEx and UPS to charge the same rates for delivery regardless of how many days it takes to get a package delivered and/or the weight of a package? Stairway to Trouble A large tech...

New Spam Outbreak hits TMC

Recently, one of TMC's e-mail accounts has been getting flooded with thousands of spam messages which a coworker thought were from Russia. Here is a sample: From: R3Ou6pf@125.234.48.137.hcm.viettel.vn [mailto:R3Ou6pf@125.234.48.137.hcm.viettel.vn] Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 9:38 PM Subject:   Content-Type: text/plain;...

The Internet is Down, Happy 4th of July

Just moments ago I mentioned that it looks like the iTunes App Store was hacked. Now reports are surfacing that YouTube and Wikipedia have been hacked as well. Just a note that I haven't been able to duplicate any of...

New Scam: Held Up at Gunpoint in Wales

I received a desperate email from a well-spoken PR professional in the technology space this morning. His belongings were robbed at gunpoint in Wales and the local police and US embassy could not assist him. Moreover, the hotel was supposedly...

Cancelled Amazon Order Scam

 Example of frequent spam/malicious email we get frequently at TMC. Click on image to enlarge.For the last few weeks a number of my fellow team members here at TMC have been receiving confirmed and cancelled orders from most likely a...

Mine Your Spam Filter

We get so wrapped up sometimes in esoteric software solutions to boost sales that sometimes the simplest ideas are overlooked. I bet if I did a study I could find massive amounts of sales that were not concluded because of...

FBI Director Almost a Phishing Victim

The fact that FBI Director Robert Muller almost fell victim to an online banking phishing scam which he said was started with an authentic looking email should be very scary news for all of us. After all, this isn't a...

The Internet Security Challenge

I had a meeting with Jiri Kuthan AVP Engineering of Tekelec regarding some of the challenges his company sees in the communications and technology markets. The first is security which he says is an underappreciated topic. One point he made...

All Hail the (Malicious) Human Brain

I am forever amazed at the creativity of human beings. Look at all the companies we have produced. The trillions of dollars of wealth we have created. It is amazing that our combined genius has dramatically raised the standard of...

Email Volume as Bankruptcy Indicator

I have been noticing that in the past few years a number of companies have gone out with a bang meaning just before they close their doors they bombard their lists with email. Normally increasing electronic mail frequency is a...

AppRiver Keeping 5 Million Email Boxes Spam Free

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying the only two sure things in life are death and taxes and I would hazard a guess that if you manage corporate email you could modify this phrase slightly to read the only two...

Sendio Gets $3.0M Funding

Antispam appliance vendor Sendio just received $3 million in funding. I have had a hard time with the Sendio solution in the past but all my problems were due to a corrupt database which the company fixed remotely. This device...

Sendio AntiSpam Box: Good, Bad - Ugly

Sendio has done something amazing for TMC - they provided us with a review unit of an anti-spam box which slowly migrated throughout TMC and now many of us use it to send challenge-response messages to people who send us...

Yahoo E-Mail Problems

If you are having problems getting legitimate emails to get through Yahoo email servers, Tom Keating's post is a must read -- along with the comments. Like so many other things in life, unscrupulous people -- in this case spammers,...

Tame That Inbox Gone Wild

I have been struggling for years with an inbox gone wild. I receive over 1,000 emails each day and between deleting spam and reading newsletters, contracts, working with vendors in the space, distributing press releases and meeting requests, dealing with...

Spam, Microsoft Search, American Airlines WiFi and More

I have so much to write about today that I just don't have the time for separate blog entries so if you excuse me, here is a list of unrelated but important topics.Spam ArrestI get too much spam. I get...

80% of E-Mail Illegitimate or From Unknown Source

A look at my inbox confirms the findings of research which tells us that 80% of e-mail comes from illegitimate or unknown sources.Officials say the study relies on a sample of 2.3 million IPs pulled from the Return Path Reputation...

Major Spanish Hackers in Jail

Few things make people as happy as knowing hackers have gone to jail -- especially when the people going to jail are some of the most active hackers on the internet. While reading a story on the subject, I learned...

Virginia Court: Spam is not Protected Speech

Virginia's Supreme Court on Friday upheld the first US felony conviction for spamming. The spammer will serve nine years in prison for sending what authorities believe to be millions of messages over a two-month period in 2003. Jeremy Jaynes, a...

Is Social Media Doomed?

Steve Rubel is alarmed that companies are being advised to launch social media programs in order to take advantage of the search engine benefits. Rubel is disturbed by this trend and in my experience, once the companies see an area...

Russia: Spam Super-power

In the race to see which country is mightiest, Russia has rapidly muscled its way into the number two spot behind the US in terms of the amount of spam it sends. Here are the rankings: Top Spam Producing Countries...

Google Knol: Squeezing out the Little Guy

Google will soon be launching Knol – a knowledge archive similar to Wikipedia with the exception being t hat authors of content will be tracked more closely and ads will optionally be allowed to run on listings with authors...

SPIT

Is this one of the first instances of SPIT or SPAM over Internet Telephony? It could be. According this post a call originating from telephone number 1111111111 went into voicemail which lasted exactly five minutes. Apparently the message was prerecorded...

Spamademic

We at TMC have been overloaded with spam and this week alone was possibly the worst in our history. The problem is becoming an epidemic and we are not alone. Take a look at some findings from a CNN UK...

Too Busy Reading Spam to Read This Article

I spent some time in Canada away from internet connections and as such I am hundreds of e-mails behind. One of these e-mails came from Tom Keating and it points to an article which explains how spam is skyrocketing due...
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