Spam

Introducing The World's First (And Hopefully Last) Spam Doughnut

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're still trying to get your head around Cronuts (the croissant-doughnut fusion trademarked by Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City) then pre...

Nuisance Calls Are Like Moles, Knock One on the Head and More Appear

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

The most bizarre thing just happened. I sat down to write this blog on nuisance calls, and I received a PPI text message.

Spam Starts a New Chapter

David Emm | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Spam is ubiquitous today and the people behind these messages will find any excuse to persuade you to part with your cash. Most of us are familiar with the 'family-in-distress' tactic used by scammers over recent years and believe we have the edge on them. But now there is a new plot, a new story-line with new characters.

UK and USA Government Bodies Join the Fight Against SMS Spam

Neil Cook | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Cook

It is good to see the ICO using its power to issue a monetary penalty for a serious breach of the regulations in regards to SMS spam for the first time, and it is nice to know that they are looking at three other companies, but regulation on its own is simply not the answer.

The Soviet Union's Internet Domain Still Exists, Is 'Haven' For Criminals

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Tech

An old corner of the internet once controlled by the Soviet Union has become a "haven" for hackers, security experts have said. According to the As...

Will LinkedIn Sink in a Sea of Spam?

Andy Lopata | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Tech
Andy Lopata

The more that people abuse LinkedIn the less likely they are to explore its true potential. As a result, the less likely it is that they will benefit from membership of the network. In addition, the more that people receive what they perceive to be spam, the less inclined they will be to engage with LinkedIn.

Consumers Beware: Mobile Devices Are Under Increased Attack From Spammers

Neil Cook | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Tech
Neil Cook

Most consumers have got wise to email spam. The savvier consumer knows not to open spam mail, and immediately hits delete. However, spammers have become more creative in their spam attack methods.

Spamhaus, Spam and DDoS Attacks

David Emm | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

There has been a lot of coverage on the recent DDoS attacks on Spamhaus. But it occurs to me that there might be many people who aren't clear on two of the key constituents of this story - that is, spam and DDoS. So it seems like a good opportunity to explain what they are and the impact they have on all of us.

How to Avoid 'Honey Traps' When Seeking Your Soul Mate Online

David Emm | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

The popularity of online dating sites such as match.com, eharmony and plentyoffish could hardly escape the attention of fraudsters. Spam emails imitating notifications from popular dating sites are widespread in almost all major languages.

Meeting the Global Challenge of SMS Spammers

Ciaran Bradley | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Tech
Ciaran Bradley

Until recently spamming used to be limited to email and post. But increased competition, cloud messaging services and the growing availability of low-priced text bundles have made mobile an increasingly attractive and lucrative option for spammers.

Up To 8% Of Android Apps Leave Users Open To Data Theft, Report Says

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech

Many users of Google's market-leading Android smartphone operating system are being tricked into leaking their personal information, a report has foun...

Up To 8% Of Android Apps Leave Users Open To Data Theft, Report Says

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech

Many users of Google's market-leading Android smartphone operating system are being tricked into leaking their personal information, a report has foun...

WATCH: Text Spammers Fined £250k Over Nuisance Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK

Two super spammers, who sent millions of nuisance texts "that blatantly break the law" to people claimed they were owed personal injury compensation o...

Safeguarding the Next Generation - iChildren

Jacinta Tobin | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Tech
Jacinta Tobin

Children today certainly have an increased awareness of technology, yet their perceptions of danger are not fully developed as they have not had the life experiences needed to make them risk averse.

The Rise of Cyber Crime Ambition

Jacinta Tobin | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Tech
Jacinta Tobin

If you haven't been the victim of an attack just yet, it doesn't necessarily mean that you're not vulnerable to it. Exercising more common sense and a bit more self-awareness can go a long way. Learning from the misfortune of others means that you might think that little bit more carefully about safeguarding your own personal freedom rather than handing it over to the bad guys. And with attackers becoming more ambitious with their targets, the more we can do to hinder them, the better.

Government Data Website Swamped By 'Monumental' Spam Attack

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Tech

A government website has been almost overwhelmed after a "monumental" attack by spammers attempting to sell counterfeit goods. The data.gov.uk webs...

How Much Value Do We Place On Our Cyber Security

Jacinta Tobin | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Tech
Jacinta Tobin

It's hard to imagine what the world was like before the advent of the internet. If you ask anyone under the age of 20, the question will confuse them, as the 'World Wide Web' is all they've ever known.

Knowing When to Pull Out...

Thomas Morris | Posted 13.07.2012 | Home
Thomas Morris

Good old facebook. Keeps us in touch. Shows us what all are friends are up to. Keeps adding features to show how connected we all are. Keeps revealing by using those same features that actually quite a lot of us would rather be left alone. Oh...

Spammers Target Pinterest With Acai Berry Diet

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Tech

Pinterest users are warned that a dangerous Acai berry diet scam is targeting the site, flooding posts with links to a dodgy weightloss website. ...

Emails Banned At Work: IT Giant Atos Pledges To Replace Email With Facebook Style Chat

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

Multinational IT giant Atos has pledged to become a zero email company in a bid to help its 80,000 employees cope with information overload. Switch...

'Spam King Of Facebook' Dethroned, Indicted In US Court

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 05.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A man accused of sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users faces US federal fraud and computer tampering charg...