Google has killed CAPTCHA. The online security widget, through which users 'prove' they are human by typing out nearly-unreadable
Companies that bombard people with nuisance marketing calls will be more likely to face fines of up to £500,000, under Government
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The most bizarre thing just happened. I sat down to write this blog on nuisance calls, and I received a PPI text message.
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.
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.
An old corner of the internet once controlled by the Soviet Union has become a "haven" for hackers, security experts have
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.
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.
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.