Terry Zink: Security Talk

Discussing Internet security in (mostly) plain English

February, 2007

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    Upcoming webcast on Hosted Services

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    In case anyone is interested, on Thursday, March 8 there is going to be a webcast entitled Messaging Security and Disaster Recovery with Hosted Services. You can find out more information about it here . From the link: The pure volume of spam continues...
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    Cool Pepsi commercial

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    A reader sent me this link, it's a video of a new Pepsi commercial where they turn the city of San Francisco into a pinball machine. As the subject line says, it's pretty cool.
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    Small time anti-spam company to a big time one

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    One of the challenges of going from a small anti-spam company (like Frontbridge) to a big one (like Microsoft) is finding ways to automate what we do. We can write spam rules manually, and that works for a while but as soon as we start getting more and...
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    Gmail disappointing me... a lot like Walmart

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    In the past week or so, I have been getting quite a bit of spam in my Gmail account. It's not image spam, it's stock spam. I blogged a few months ago that Gmail was allowing lots of spam through (no pun intended) but that may have been because an email...
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    The Jademaster

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    This is a story I adapted from The New Market Wizards , by Jack Schwager. One cold winter morning a young man walks five miles through the snow. He knocks on the Jademaster's door. The Jademaster answers with a broom in his hand. “Yes?” “I want...
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    How long does the average spam outbreak last?

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    Ever since July, I have noticed that when spam outbreaks occur, they last for a couple of days and then subside. There is a period of inactivity, and then they go again. My question is this: how long does the average spam run last? To calculate this...
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    Anti-spam blogging slowly down as of late

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    It has not escaped my notice that my anti-spam blogging has slowed down over the past two weeks, as I alluded to in my other post. It's because I've been involved in a couple of other projects. The first project is collecting metrics on image spam. We...
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    Spammers flipping around types of images

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    During the past week, I haven't blogged very much.  The reason is that I have been busy doing a whole bunch of other things during the week. Specifically, I've been taking a look at image spam at a higher level.  I haven't worked on any image scanning...
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    Interview with the spampire

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    I had to modify the contents of this post. Move along, move along.
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