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June, 2010

  • 10 June

    Anti-phishing domain assurance and email authentication auditing

    A new way of blocking unwanted emails through domain assurance and email authentication has been developed by reputation management services provider, Return Path. Until now, anti-phishing email authentication measures were far from perfect, with some businesses even afraid of not receiving wanted mail. The new process of Domain Assurance developed …

November, 2009

  • 2 November

    Delta wins arbitration case

    Delta Airlines won a dispute over the domain delta-tickets.com at the WIPO last week. The name was originally registered by Jannie Blazek, a citizen of the Czech Republic. The one-person arbitration panel sided with Delta, agreeing with the airline that the domain was being used in bad faith. According to …

August, 2009

  • 31 August

    Ban on the Word "Bank" in .SE Domains

    The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) has banned the use of the word “bank” in any .SE domains, except for those companies granted permission to use it. Furthermore, any combination of the letters b,a,n, and k are apparently also banned. Presumably, permission will be granted to those organizations which …

  • 26 August

    One Search for Jessica Biel Could Be Your Last

    You had a long day at work and just want to unwind. How harmless would it be to do a quick search for some hot pictures of a famous actress? On one particular night, you decide to search for Jessica Biel. All appears to go well, but a few days …

  • 6 August

    Latvian Hosting Company Shut Down After Botnet

    The infamous botnet named Zeus has been called the world’s biggest cybercrime botnet. It infected 3.6 million PCs that were used the computers to launch phishing attacks, stealing credit card and banking information all over the world. The botnet was linked to Rock Phish, a Russian gang. After an investigation, …

July, 2009

  • 30 July

    The Internet is big, really big

    According to new Internet data, there are now more websites than people in the world — over 1 trillion. With such large numbers, there are 150 domains per person, and it would take 31,000 to read all of them, even if you spent only one minute on each and never …

  • 23 July

    Argentina creates .banco.ar extension for banks

    In an effort to cut down on Internet fraud and scams, especially phishing, the Argentine government has joined forces with banks to create the .banco.ar domain extension. By only allowing financial institutions to register a .banco.ar name, bank customers can easily tell if a suspect website is legitimate or not. …

  • 16 July

    What's in a password?

    Phishing is on the rise, and with more services moving online, web fraud is a serious concern. Most people are pretty confident that their passwords are safe from cybercrime, but are they really? For your Twitter account, maybe you are not that concerned if your password is your daughter’s name, …

June, 2009

  • 9 June

    Phishers have new tools

    According to two reports released by the security company Symantec, phishers and spammers are coming up with new ways to attack their victims. In the past they almost exclusively relied on forged emails and web sites. Now, social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook can be added to their lists …

May, 2009

  • 26 May

    Symantec Releases MessageLabs Intelligence Report

    Computer security giant Symantec announced the release of its May 2009 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. Covering a wide variety of Internet threats, the report details some disturbing new trends. Most notably, spam has increased by 5.1% since April. It now accounts for 90.4% of email. Where you live depends on what …