Special Report: Spam and Phishing

Tami asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum why friends are receiving spam that appears to come from her.
Cloudmark DesktopOne Basic Stops Spam: Protect yourself against spam with the free Cloudmark DesktopOne Basic plug-in for many e-mail clients. (PC World, September 13, 2010; 12:19 AM)
Twitter Responds To Phishing Attack (TechCrunch, February 2, 2010; 8:22 AM)
Twitter Asks Users To Reset Passwords After Possible Phishing Attack (TechCrunch, February 2, 2010; 1:20 AM)
Security Fix Brian Krebs: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/ (Post, November 25, 2009)
Phishing Scam Spooked FBI Director Off E-Banking (washingtonpost.com, October 8, 2009; 4:38 PM)
33 Arrested as FBI Busts Global 'Phishing' Ring (Post, October 8, 2009)
THIS WEEK'S CONTEST: Week 829: Limerixicon 6 (August 8, 2009)
Phishing Scam Targets YouTube Partners (TechCrunch, June 4, 2009; 1:12 AM)
STATE GOVERNMENT: U.S. High Court Lets Stand Rejection of Anti-Spam Law (Post, March 31, 2009)
17 High-Risk Security Threats (And How to Fix Them): If you use a social network, a Web browser, a public computer, or a cell phone, beware: Your PC, your bank account, and your personal privacy are at risk. Here are 17 common threats, with fixes for each one. (PC World, January 29, 2009; 2:19 PM)
Economies of Scale in the Spam Business: New research takes an analytical approach to the question, ?How many suckers does it take to make a spam operation viable?? (PC World, December 16, 2008; 12:19 AM)
Dr. Libshitz Can't Get an E-Mail Address: If there's a subset of letters in your name that looks vulgar, you could be denied an e-mail address or a domain name. Just ask Dr. Herman Libshitz. (PC World, December 11, 2008; 12:19 AM)
Blacklisted in Cyberspace (By James McGrath Morris, November 29, 2008)
Web Host of Groups That Traffic Spam Kicked Offline (Post, November 13, 2008)
Host of Internet Spam Groups Is Cut Off: Spam Drops After Internet Providers Disconnect a California Hosting Firm (washingtonpost.com, November 12, 2008; 7:16 PM)
Will the Real Spam King Please Stand Up?: Many vie for the title, but only one can be crowned the true Spam King, Bane of Internet Users. (PC World, October 16, 2008; 12:19 AM)
Use Gmail to Fight Spam: Gmail already offers champion spam-filtering for Gmail accounts. Here's how to leverage it with non-Gmail accounts. (PC World, October 15, 2008; 12:19 AM)
After Va.'s Losses In Court, a Flurry Of Finger-Pointing (Post, September 20, 2008)
Va. Ban On Spam Is Ruled Unlawful: E-Mail Restriction Called Violation of First Amendment (Post, September 13, 2008)
More Ways to Protect Yourself From Phishing: In my recent Editors' Notes post on Consumer Reports' recommendation that Mac users dump Safari because the Apple browser... (PC World, August 6, 2008; 5:19 PM)
Return to Sender: 8 Easy Spam Filter Fixes: False positives are the scourge of spam filters. Whether you're sending or receiving, here are some steps you can take to keep good e-mail out of the slush pile. (PC World, August 6, 2008; 3:19 PM)
Google Mislabels Blogger Sites as Splogs, Locks Them: A bug led Google to misidentify as splogs a number of blogs hosted on its Blogger service. (PC World, August 5, 2008; 12:19 AM)
Resist the Latest Business Phishes: Watch out for spear phishing for subpoenas, scam calendar invites and other spam trends. (PC World, May 5, 2008; 12:19 AM)
Resist the Latest Business Phishes: Watch out for spear phishing for subpoenas, scam calendar invites and other spam trends. (PC World, May 4, 2008; 12:19 AM)
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