Hacking human gullibility with social penetration

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We don’t need no stinking exploits

Security penetration testers Mike Bailey and Mike Murray rely plenty on attacks that exploit weaknesses in websites and servers, but their approach is better summed up by the famous phrase “There’s a sucker born every minute.”…

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Zombie tactics threaten to poison honeypots

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Hive minds vs bot herders

Innovations in botnet technology threaten the usefulness of honeypots, one of the main ways to study how bot herders control networks of zombie PCs.…

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Scareware scams ride the back of killer whale tragedy

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Black hats pee in the pool again

Supposed footage of Wednesday’s fatal Sea World killer whale attack in Florida actually points at sites distributing scareware.…

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Spam filters stuff Canadian Beaver

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Venerable magazine to adopt less suggestive title

Venerable Canadian publication The Beaver has been obliged to change its name after prudish spam filters objected to its suggestive title.…

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Pharma link spammers invade Live Space

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Fake blog posts spamvertise knock-off pills

Cybercrime affiliates of unlicensed pharmaceutical websites have begun moving on from attacks purely designed to poison Google search engine results, and are now targetting Microsoft’s web properties.…

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Return of MP3 spam punts penis pill sites

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When Harry Met Spammy

MP3 spam has made an unwelcome return, two years after the tactic was first used to spamvertise products and services.…

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Facebook sues social network spammers

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Alleged anti-social behaviour provokes lawsuit

Facebook has launched lawsuits against a trio of alleged high profile hijackers and spammers.…

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Honeynet research lifts the lid on spam trends

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Busy bees reveal a hive of junk mail activity

Stats from the one billion spam messages blocked by Project Honey Pot over the last five years provide an insight into junk mail trends and spamming practices.…

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Ruggedised botnets pushing out even more spam

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Future rogue ISP takedowns unlikely to bring relief

Cybercrooks have adapted to the takedown of rogue ISPs by building more resilient botnets.…

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Anti-spammers urged to gang up

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Test suggests collaboration is the way to fight the wrong’uns

The combined efforts of anti-spam products outperform any individual products alone, according to an experiment by Virus Bulletin, the independent security certification organisation.…

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