60-Seconds #337 : Sirius Radio set a Spam Trap and caught me!

Like anyone, I hate to be had. This is one for the record books, and probably becoming fairly widespread -- but I don't call in very often, so this was new to me. Sirius wouldn't let me follow online instructions and made me call for help. What happened next really fried me! December 1, 2016

60-Seconds #328 : Why do cybercrime spam cartels keep sending the same, tired old spam?

As many of you already know, I've been a volunteer spam fighter since February 15th, 1999. I had a passion about helping keep the Internet clean since developing forums for GEnie, eWorld and America Online back in the 1980s. Now my work goes on through Knujon.com, Spamcop.net and SafeNetting.com. We've all agreed that one of the real pains of the online world is someone trying to sell you something -- particularly if the solicitation is false, illegal, or damaging in some way. But through the last several years, ugly "sex enhancement" spam solicitation had diminished. Or so I thought. January 20, 2016

60-Seconds #317 : Goodbye SpamCop

As many of you know I've been an avid spam fighter and anti-spam advocate since the dawn of email. You may remember several articles I've written over the past two decades about SpamCop. Well, with great sadness, in this edition, I bid farewell to Spamcop. November 4, 2014

60-Seconds 304: Moaning about government surveillance? Seriously?

I have to write this rant once about ever couple of years or so. I preached it in the late 1980s, I preached it in the mid-1990s, then again in the 2000s and I guess it's time again. January 10, 2014

Who would block the Spam Cop ???

I recently was surprised by what I thought was professional web company who are quite popular and offer quite a bit of information. They offer industry marketing reports, and when signing my email address to download the report they said "Spamcop Addresses are blocked" Hmmmmm, what do you think about that ??? December 21, 2012

Digital Forensics Solve Crimes

The good guys are getting better and better at capturing online criminals. Digital Forensics plays a huge role in solving all kinds of crimes. This article from the FBI is a sober reminder that what we do on a day-to-day basis can and will be held against us! July 9, 2011

Beware bogus offers for Adobe products

Unfortunately, this goes on all the time -- and I would normally post this to the Safenetting or UGNN site -- but this directly affects DTG and Design Center readers, so I'm posting it here ... BEWARE : Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 phishing traps ... May 19, 2011

Pump-n-Dump is BACK

If you've been with me and 60-seconds since January of 2006, you'll remember my series of articles both here and at the UGNN.com site regarding "pump and dump" stock market scams. Well, the pump-n-dumpers are BACK! February 23, 2011

Beware Spyware on your Mac

Intego has discovered a spyware application that is installed by a number of freely distributed Mac applications and screen savers found on a variety of websites. June 14, 2010

#211: Rush does it again

Thursday, I got a phone call from a reader who remembered an old 2003 article of mine in 60-Second Windows. The near frantic voice on the line said "Fred, you've got to turn on the radio right now ... " and once again Rush Limbaugh proves a theory about the internet. April 24, 2010