Wednesday, June 01, 2011

A way to take out spammers? 3 banks process 95% of spam transactions

Remember "Follow the money?" It seems to work for spam, too.

I still get questions from people about things advertised in spam. Is this legit? I tell them, no.

If no one bought from spam that would shut it down, too. Sadly only a very, very small percentage of people have to buy from spam to make it very, very profitable. So barring people suddenly getting smarter, if we could shut down the banking end of it, it might help. Then again it might just be another form of whack-a-mole.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Days after being bought by Microsoft, Skype starts installing crapware on Windows systems without consent

In spite of the headline, I doubt this crapware has anything to do with Microsoft. You can be sure that if anything get's bundled in with a Microsoft version of Skype that it will be Microsoft crapware, not some 3rd party crapware.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Russia's ChronoPay Executive Linked to Mac Defender Scam - International Business Times

Here's an interesting article about who is possibly behind MacDefender. MacDefender certainly is a nasty scheme that caught Mac users off guard.