Phone spampocalypse: fighting back in the age of unwanted calls

US telecommunications companies have the technology to protect customers against the rising tide of unwanted calls—they just haven’t done it yet. So it’s up to lawmakers and consumers themselves to fight back against phone spampocalypse. Here’s how they’re doing it.

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A month of giveaway spam on Twitter

We’ve observed a low level spam campaign working its way through Twitter, with just under 2,000 posts visible on public search since September 1. What’re they trying to sell this time? Some CBD oil!

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5 safe ways to get back at spammers: a guide to wasting time

We take a look at some of the safe ways to waste a spammer’s time, whether by email or telephone.

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Official Cardi B website plagued by spammers

Over the past few days, fans of singer Cardi B noticed her website was slowly filling up with spam. We take a look at what happened.

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A week in security (July 30 – August 5)

A roundup of the security news from July 30 – August 5, including cryptomining, big data, social engineering, and more.

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What’s in the spam mailbox this week?

We take a look at a few of the most notable spam emails in circulation over the last week, including a money muling scam, Apple phishes, and a sexploitation message featuring old, but real, passwords.

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Red Hen website suffers SEO spam compromise

A website belonging to an eatery currently making waves in the news has been compromised with SEO spam. We take a look at what’s happened, and explain what the hackers are up to.

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Five easy ways to recognize and dispose of malicious emails

What should you check for to determine if an email is spam or malicious? Here are five red flags to look for—and what to do with those malicious emails when you find them.

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Social media: A treasure trove of spam and scams

How do spammers know how to target you for scams? They use social media to produce the most convincing types of spam.

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Instagram story spam claims free Apple Watch

We take a look at Instagram story spam leading to a “free Apple Watch” giveaway on a recently compromised celebrity account.

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