Locky Ransomware is king of SPAM emails

We had lower than normal SPAM numbers for the last couple of quarters but the evil scourge of the internet is back with a vengeance. Company CISOs and personal users probably noticed a rise recently of emails containing variants of the locky ransomware (encrypting) malware. The number of SPAM emails containing malware reached an all… Continue reading Locky Ransomware is king of SPAM emails

Google deploying SPAM call protection to some Nexus devices

Google’s quest to squash SPAM isn’t stopping with email. The sultan of search is now pushing an update to some Nexus and Google One devices to warn users when they receive a potentially SPAM call. The feature allows you to block the number or report it. The Use caller ID & spam protection will be turned… Continue reading Google deploying SPAM call protection to some Nexus devices

Canada’s Anti Spam Law (CASL) and what it means and CASL 2.0

Over the last month, I received several emails asking me about CASL (the Canadian Anti Spam Law) which went into effect July 1 2014. The purpose of CASL is to protect consumers from unsolicited email messages. “Nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice. Always check with a qualified legal professional.” What is… Continue reading Canada’s Anti Spam Law (CASL) and what it means and CASL 2.0

Facebook to clean your news feed

Sure some Facebook black belts have master trimming and caring for their news feed but most of us get some useful info mixed with spam like posts. Paid posts aren’t the items Facebook is looking to curb, it is the non-paid posts that are verging on free self-promotion. This starts with posts claim things like… Continue reading Facebook to clean your news feed