359,000 computers infected, dozens of nations affected world-wide! A worm exploiting a Windows OS vulnerability that looks to the network for more computers to infect! This is the most pernicious, evil, dangerous attack, ever.Read More
In March, I posted a call to action to those of us in the community who have the inclination to fight against a movement to redact information critical to anti-abuse research. Today i felt compelled to react to some of the discussions on the ICANN discussion list dedicated to the issue of WHOIS reform.Read More
ICANN has yet another group looking at WHOIS, and there is ahuge push to redact it to nothing. I spend easily half my day in WHOIS data fighting online crime, losing it would not make my job harder, it will make it impossible.
PLEASE JOIN THE ICANN GROUP and help us fight back against people who are fighting in favour of crime.
The passing of J.D. Falk, five years hence J.D., if nothing else, was all about the best practices, and standards. Today marks five years since he ambled off this mortal coil, leaving a hole in the hearts of friends and family,...Read More
Long-time Anti-spammer & Publisher of MainSleaze Catherine Jefferson Discusses CASL and its Impact on Mainstream Marketers In early December 2013 the Canadian government announced that the 2010 Canada’s Anti-Spam Law...Read More
Scattered around the Internet today (and every May) you’ll find various articles heralding the 33rd anniversary of spam, counting the years from Gary Theurk’s message. They’ll remark that spam has been with us a long time, maybe quote a few anti-spam vendor statistics, and say spam isn’t going anywhere. But that’s just bad research.Read More
Just over a month ago, we posted an article entitled “Do People Still Care About Email Spam Anymore?”. Part of the reason why people might not care anymore, according to this article, is that email has become passé. With so many other new ways to communicate, why even bother with email?Read More
Kidnap. Rape. There are no lesser words that can be used to describe what happened to the daughter of an anti-spam investigator in Russia.
The criminals behind these vicious acts were also responsible for large spamming organization associated with Russian Mob activity.
When someone is mugged, harassed, kidnapped or raped on a sidewalk, we don’t call it “sidewalk crime” and call for new laws to regulate sidewalks. It is crime, and those who commit crimes are subject to the full force of the law.
It wasn’t even two full years ago that Facebook was the darling of the ditherati. But with just a few missteps — which they appear to believe were nothing more than misunderstandings — everything’s changed. Can they ever regain their users’ trust?Read More
by J.D. FalkI tend to chuckle at every new proclamation that email is dead. Google Wave won't kill it. Twitter and Facebook aren't killing it; they're using it. RSS didn't kill it. Instant messaging didn't...Read More