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2011-05-05 09:00:00

CHICAGO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc and the world's premier patent auction firm, is offering for sale a patent portfolio of spam filtering and malware protection technology from Gytheion Networks. Key Characteristics & Benefits Patents in this portfolio disclose the following: An improved anti-Spam system. A method and system for preventing email spamming and protecting a computer system/network from...

2011-04-26 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UsingProtection.com announced today the availability of the Using Protection service, which protects Facebook users from unwanted spam, viruses or malware posted on their wall. The Using Protection service scans for viruses whenever you view Facebook pages, making it impossible for you to spread them to your friends. The service is priced at 99 cents a month, but is free for the first 30 days and can be cancelled anytime. About Using...

2011-04-25 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There aren't too many words that exist in Webster's New Millennium Dictionary that conjure up more offensive and sleazy images than that of a "spammer." It's pretty much the equivalent of an online pickpocket or con artist. Nonetheless, the first time David Fagin saw he was being blocked from sending friend requests on Facebook, as well as being labeled a spammer, he didn't think much of it. Then, when it happened again, and he was informed that he...

2011-04-14 05:51:00

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud-based anti-spam and anti-virus company SMX has signed its largest international deal to date with a sale to the Times Group - India's largest media conglomerate. SMX Managing Director Jesse Ball says the SMX anti-spam and anti-virus email security service is now live throughout the Times Group, providing inbound and outbound email security across Times Group companies including public email services provided by various Times Group...

2011-04-12 00:00:28

The Once Famous 100% Spam Free Email & Hosting Company is Born Again! New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2011 Mailcircuit.com today announced it is re-entering the email hosting landscape with the launch of Unlimited Sized mailboxes for all email hosting plans! Once a powerhouse in the industry Mailcircuit was famous for developing the Challenge and Response Email System which enabled corporate email to be 100% Spam-Free. Ex CEO and current consultant Stan Weatherby Comments "working with...

2011-04-11 10:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (www.trendmicro.com), a global leader in Internet content security, today announced that Miercom, specialists in networking and communications-related product testing, has awarded InterScan(TM) Messaging Security Virtual Appliance (IMSVA) 8.0 "Performance Verified" based on Miercom's independent testing. The testing also identified IMSVA 8.0 as one of the most reliable, resilient spam filtering product in its...

2011-04-11 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With tax day around the corner, SonicWALL, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, today released the results of its phishing quiz. Of the three million respondents to the quiz, only 7.4% answered all of the questions correctly. When asked to determine whether a suspect email was a phishing e-mail or a legitimate email, respondents were wrong 22% of the time. In addition, quiz results...

2011-04-06 23:32:21

Researchers tell us and offer suggestions about how to stay out of harm's way Communication researchers at four major universities have found that if you receive a lot of email, habitually respond to a good portion of it, maintain a lot of online relationships and conduct a large number of transactions online, you are more susceptible to email phishing expeditions than those who limit their online activity. The study, "Why Do People Get Phished?" forthcoming in the journal, "Decision Support...

2011-03-31 10:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wannabe cybercriminals were able to execute attacks with impunity and relative ease thanks to toolkits, pre-written software programs designed to steal information, rendering 2010 "The Year of the Toolkit" according to Trend Micro threat researchers. Toolkits proliferated through mass social media sites like Twitter throughout the year. "While [toolkits] have always been a part of the cybercrime underground, in 2010 they flourished and...

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2011-03-25 12:35:00

According to an early analysis, two or three people might have been behind the Rustock botnet. The analysis, which follows raids to knock out the spam network, suggests that it was the work of a small team. Rustock was made up of about one million hijacked PCs and employed a series of tricks to hide itself from scrutiny for years. Global spam levels have dropped and remain relatively low since the raids on the network's hardware. "It does not look like there were more than a couple of...