Steam spammers have a night at the movies

We take a look at a spammer pushing what are claimed to be free movies on Steam’s videogame artwork section. Spoiler: they’re not movies, and you may want to get a refund for those tickets.

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Twitter app spams Fappening bait and Amazon surveys

With news of another so-called Fappening (nude photos of celebrities distributed without permission) doing the rounds, it was inevitable that scammers would look to take advantage. We’ve already seen message board aficionados warn others of dodgy download links and random Zipfiles claiming to contain stolen nude photos and video clips, but today we’re going to look…

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“Federal Ministry of Agriculture” 419 spam

This is just a short heads up to advise you to ignore the below missive, which is currently landing in mailboxes promising $35 million worth of riches.

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How do I secure my social media profile?

Quitting social media entirely can be unrealistic, or at least seriously unfun. So it’s important to take a moment to check out account settings before you start, to make absolutely sure you’re okay with the service’s default settings.

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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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