Explained: Bayesian spam filtering

Bayesian spam filtering is based on Bayes rule, a statistical theorem that gives you the probability of an event. In Bayesian filtering it is used to give you the probability that a certain email is spam. The name Named after the statistician Rev. Thomas Bayes who provided an equation that basically allows new information to…

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Verified Twitter accounts compromised, get busy spamming

Verified Twitter accounts tend to be a little more secure than those belonging to non-verified users due to the amount of extra hoop jumping required to get one of those ticks in the first place. A number of security requirements, including providing a phone number and setting up 2FA, are all things a would-be verified Twitter user needs to do. Unfortunately, things can still go wrong…

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Malwarebytes Labs Blog Comment Safari

Today we’re looking at some comments on our blogs we got from spammers who apparently don’t look too closely at which site they’re at before they hit “Send”.

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Post-holiday spam campaign delivers Neutrino Bot

Spammers took a break over the holidays but are back in form with a campaign pushing the Neutrino Bot.

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Fake Forbes story becomes bearer of “smart drug” news

Scams of this nature doesn’t only arrive via email. They may also be shared via social networking platforms, chat sessions, public comments on forums and blog posts, and (if legitimate websites aren’t careful) sometimes they’re inadvertently shared via ads on sites, especially if user browsing is done via mobile devices.

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