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Forwarded Emails

In addition to the sheer annoyance of receiving forwarded emails with hundreds of email addresses visible in the body of the message, warning you about something or another (and urging you to email all your friends), there is a high …[Continue]

E-Card Spam

In recent months, e-card spam infected with a virulent computer worm has increased. How do you tell the difference between a valid e-card and a virus? Never open a greeting card sent from an unnamed friend, neighbor, classmate, schoolmate, partner …[Continue]

What is a Botnet?

Recent increases in spam mail can be traced to botnets. According to Leo Notenboom, “a botnet is a networked collection of computers infected with software that can be remotely controlled to awaken and perform some task. Typically that task is …[Continue]