Phishing for Fun and Profit

In my last article I discussed the malicious nature of spam email and how it is frequently used to install malware on unsuspecting email users. Today I will discuss a specific type of email threat that is related to spam, but more insidious. Phishing is a technique used by spammers...

Spam: It’s Not Just a Nuisance Anymore

In May of 1978 the first spam email was sent to unsuspecting email users of the ARPANET (the predecessor to the Internet) network in attempt to drum up sales for a prominent computer manufacturer. The response to that first spam email sent out more than 30 years ago was not unlike the...