Email Phishing Scam Alert

The bad people trying to make the world worse never take a day off, so why should I? – Bob Marley. Email Phishing Scam Alert Scammers never stop. Constantly tweaking, wheedling, and trying to entice you to click their links. Whilst you don’t have to work all day against the scammers, you should always be…

Gmail Blocks 100 Million Spam Messages With Its A.I., Google Says

Google uses AI to help tackle SPAM. From a Google Cloud blog post published in February, Google announced that it has been experimenting with an A.I. platform to enhance its spam-blocking efforts with encouraging results. The platform, called TensorFlow, was developed by Google and is “an open-source machine learning (ML) framework.” (ML is a form of…

SPAM – Part 4

How To Be Proactive Against SPAM In this, the final part of the series, we are going to look at ways to fight back, develop good habits and gain better control of our inboxes. Never Respond To SPAM If  you’re certain an email is spam before you open it, don’t open it. If you open…

SPAM – Part 3

Continuing with this series we are going to look at: how we can spot SPAM and tell the difference from legitimate email adjust our emailing habits to protect our email identities Things have moved on significantly since those early days back in 1990. Email remains the killer messaging app in terms of sheer volume of…

SPAM – Part 2

In SPAM – Part 1, we covered the broad strokes of spamming as it relates to unwanted mail coming into your mailbox. In this, Part 2 of the series, we’ll look at the more insidious side of SPAM; using your own (compromised) email account, bandwidth and ISPs services to send  SPAM for or by the spammers.…

SPAM – Part 1

SPAM – Variously described as the scourge of the Internet, the bane of every legitimate ISP and the curse of every email user, how did this can of processed pork and ham become so maligned? In this first part of the SPAM story, we’ll cover the basics of how it all started and the ‘wherefores’ and…