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ICANN Targeting Notorious Domain Name Seller: EstDomains

ICANN Targeting Notorious Domain Name Seller: EstDomains

The net's authority over domain names is set to pull the plug on an Estonia-based seller of domain names that security researchers say has been a refuge for cyber-criminals for years. ICANN told the EstDomains on Tuesday that it was revoking its accreditation since it learned the company's president Vladimir Tsastin had been convicted in [...]

Porn Is Losing Its Steam

Porn Is Losing Its Steam

Internet porn is on the decline, and there's nothing Paris Hilton can do about it. That's the conclusion of two separate reports by researchers studying traffic among millions of users and Websites across the globe. The shift is a major one for content filtering systems and company policies, which have spent most of the last decade focused on [...]

MySpace Wins Another Verdict Against Alleged Spammer

MySpace Wins Another Verdict Against Alleged Spammer

MySpace can collect $6 million from a notorious Internet marketer accused by the popular online hangout of spamming its users. An arbitrator has ruled that Scott Richter and his Web marketing company, Media Breakaway LLC of Westminster, Colo., must pay MySpace $4.8 million in damages and $1.2 million in attorney's fees for barraging MySpace [...]

Worldwide Spam Hits Highest Rate in 15 Months

Worldwide Spam Hits Highest Rate in 15 Months

Spam email spiked to its highest rate in over a year last month, accounting for 76.8 percent of all email in May, according to a new report from MessageLabs. That’s the biggest chunk of spam email since February of 2007, when spam levels were at 77.8 percent of all email. Spam email increased by over three percent from April, with 1 in [...]

HOWTO: Avoid Blind TinyURL Clickthroughs

HOWTO: Avoid Blind TinyURL Clickthroughs

If you're regularly sent TinyURLs but have been burned one too many times by clicking through to an embarrassing link at the wrong time, head to TinyURL's preview page and enable previews. This old but useful feature will set a cookie in your browser, and henceforth all TinyURLs you click on with direct you to a landing page that will display the [...]

Ultimate htaccess Blacklist 2 (Compressed Version)

Ultimate htaccess Blacklist 2 (Compressed Version)

From perishablepress.com... In our original htaccess blacklist article, we provide an extensive list of bad user agents. This so-called "Ultimate htaccess Blacklist" works great at blocking many different online villains: spammers, scammers, scrapers, scrappers, rippers, leechers” you name it. Yet, despite its usefulness, there is always room [...]

Top 25 Temporary and Disposable Email Services

Top 25 Temporary and Disposable Email Services

Now-a-days the Internet has become a home to spam. Literally millions of spam bots crawl the web daily, to find email addresses and then bombard them with spam emails thus destroying their efficiency and creating problems for users/admins. The easiest solution to this problem is to get a temporary or disposable e-mail inbox which automatically [...]

HOWTO: Block Bots and Cheaters From Your Website

HOWTO: Block Bots and Cheaters From Your Website

So there was an online poll set up on a website I help admin and noticed one contestant's votes going up by 300 votes overnight. In comparison, other contestants would go up 100 votes in a whole day. This person was obviously cheating by using proxys and/or intercepting/modifying the HTTP headers, as the IP addresses in the IP log were all [...]

Track Down Whoever Keeps Calling with 800Notes.com

Track Down Whoever Keeps Calling with 800Notes.com

Tired of getting phone calls from the same 800-type phone number, but have no idea who's calling? 800Notes.com, a free user-submitted reverse phone directory, lets you see who might be ringing, whether it's a sales firm, debt collection agency, or other cloaked caller. Whether or not you find a match depends on if anybody else has reported the [...]

Use a Googlemail.com Address to Lessen Gmail Spam

Use a Googlemail.com Address to Lessen Gmail Spam

The Digital Inspiration blog points out a Gmail trick that's been just under the surface all along. Everyone who has an "name@gmail.com" address can also receive mail sent to "name@googlemail.com." What's the big deal? Well, knowing this gives you a stronger hand when you fight against spam, bacn, and all that other not-so-important but [...]

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