Spam Down, Email Threats Still High

Antivirus maker Symantec’s Intelligence Report for June shows a marked drop in spam received by business email users worldwide. Their metrics show businesses received a little less than half the spam they usually receive over a month. Perhaps the spammers are taking vacation days as well? Continue reading “Spam Down, Email Threats Still High”

WTAM 1100 – Protect Your Work Email from Phishing

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Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – December 9th, 2014

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioTech news continues to be dominated by stories about the massive data breech at Sony. While there is still little known about exactly who is behind the attacks, some security experts have stated there’s a good chance that the hack began with phishing attacks aimed at Sony employee emails. This highlights just how important it is to use the same safe online behavior with your work account as you should with your personal email.

The Geek Squad Blog has tips on how to avoid being hooked by a phishing scam, and I had a chance to share several in our #TechTuesday segment on the Wills and Snyder Show this morning on WTAM 1100 Newsradio. Click the play on the player above to listen.

WTAM 1100 – Most Email Viruses Arrive in the Morning

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – February 20th, 2012

According to a recent study, most email viruses arrive between 8am and 9am in the morning. I had a chance to speak to Bill Wills of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about what this means, and how you can help protect your computer from those viruses.

Tips for Email Safety

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – September 27th, 2011

Even with all the new services online, such as social networks, a Pew Internet study found that reading and sending email remains top dog.

I spoke to Bill Wills on Cleveland’s WTAM1100 Newsradio this morning about a few tips to help keep your email safe.

Spammers Profit Despite Low Response

The BBC has an interesting article on the types of profit that spammers can see in the field.

I often get asked how spammers can make a profit when so many spam emails are obvious scams. The answer comes from the fact that spammers can send out millions of emails with little cost, meaning that even an incredibly small number of people responding can mean they make money.

In fact, the article states that the bad guys are “turning a profit despite only getting one response for every 12.5m e-mails they send.”