A startup monitors the spread of information on Twitter to identify users with the most influence. It’s not the number of followers you have on Twitter that counts–it’s how you influence them. That’s the message from a new service called PeerIndex that analyzes the flow of information through Twitter. It offers a way to find people who are particularly authoritative in certain domains.
Symantec has released the July 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report which contains the usual interesting and relevant facts regarding trends in spam and malware. Of particular interest in this report, though, is the fact that attacks exploiting shortened URLs have skyrocketed, and that a new approach is needed to protect against the rising threat.
May 26, 2010 — MessageLabs Intelligence identified an average of 1,770 websites each day harboring malware and other potentially unwanted programs including spyware and adware this month, marking an increase of 5.6-percent increase over last month, according to Symantec’s May 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report.
Security firm Symantec tells WebProNews that nine out of ten spam emails now contain a URL link in the message, and this month, around 5% of all domains found in spam URLs belonged to genuine websites. The top four of those belong to well-known social networking, blogging, file sharing and user-generated content sites. “Domains belonging to well-known web sites tend to be recycled and used …
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA–(Marketwire – 05/26/10) – Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC – News ) today announced the publication of its May 2010 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Analysis reveals that nine out of ten spam emails now contain a URL link in the message. In May, five percent of all domains found in spam URLs belonged to genuine web sites. Of the most frequently used domain names contained in spam …
Having a global channel literally at our fingertips obviously does not mean that our message is being understood globally. Whilst some organisations have made much progress in resolving the issues of acting globally online, for others it remains a complex problem.
Symantec’s MessageLabs tells WebProNews there is a new targeted attack using emails pretending to be from the New York Times. MessageLabs Intelligence tracked the attack yesterday, which used emails pretending to come from the NYT’s ” Times Reader” software, hitting six different domains. One domain was a public sector domain, one was a law firm, and three were to chemical companies, and one was …
TEHRAN – Financial and trade sanctions imposed on Iran may have failed to bring the regime to its knees, but they have hamstrung efforts by dissidents to spread their message on the Internet because the latest technology and payment methods are barred.
I spam therefore I am. The world is not only losing the war against spam, the situation might be about to get a whole lot worse with the emergence of a new type of automatic botnet able to thrive without direct human control, Symantec’s MessageLabs division has warned.
Internet activists push for greater democracy Associated Press The Internet can be a powerful medium for politicians to get their message across but it is also a vital means for civilians to have a say in what politicians do, participants in a political conference say. Andrew Rasiej, founder of the Personal Democracy Forum series, said tools
A ruling by the US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit in the case of U.S. v Kilbride has determined that using whois privacy on domains can be considered “material falsification”. The case involved an appeal on criminal charges of spamming. The ruling in this case provides an the courts opinion on provisions of the CAN SPAM Act that specifically relate to the use of domains and were argued by the defense as “vague”