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

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

Hello, my name is Peggy...

Did you ever get one of those 419 Nigerian scam emails? Did you know what to do when you saw it? Of course you did. But evidently, many other people aren't as smart as you. If I replied, this is probably what I would write . . . October 20, 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

Beware: Photoshop Stalkers

This special edition of Photoshop Madness is to alert you to a potential problem -- an evil situation that happened to me yesterday. As I always say, be alert, it's a jungle out there ... June 12, 2010

Beware Dangerous Searches

It's amazing how the cybercriminals can infect just about anything. When a search word becomes popular -- you can bet the crooks are there waiting to catch you! Here, I look into several warnings about Google searches that take you directly to malware sites! December 22, 2009

Change is coming

The question is: will it be good change or otherwise. ICANN Board Member Joins FCC Transition Team November 16, 2008

Crime gets a free ride from ICANN

Over 800 spams in a single day -- I discover that nearly 200 of them advertise the SAME product, yet send the unweary victim to a different domain. One spammer has thousands of domains... but wait -- they change about every five days! Organized crime on the web is getting a free ride from ICANN by "Domain Tasting" ... here's how it works April 19, 2008

New online crime fighters

How many years does it take for the computer industry to catch up with the "rest of us" ??? Have they finally recognized the true nature of spam? Anyway, it's a big hurrah for new spam fighters joining the War on Spam September 11, 2007

Fundraising for Terrorism

Which will get you first: stupidity and greed or global warming? In this rant, I continue my evangelism against phishing and online crime -- except now, the Washington Post seems to agree with me... July 8, 2007