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Everything You Need to Know About Email Spam, Rackspace Infographics Rocks!

We are all annoyed by spam, right? I mean, I could not think of anybody who takes pleasure in receiving spam emails. But have you ever wondered how spam invaded our email inbox? Or how much spam is out there in the online world that we all live in? We are those spams coming from really? Is Nigeria the biggest spammer country? – I think it’s time to debunk this myth in fairness to Nigeria.

These and other facts about spam are answered by this cool infographics prepared by the folks at Rackspace, who like everyone of us are annoyed by these persistently and rampantly attacking spam on our email. Learn and enjoy about folks!

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Tagged.com may be sued over alleged social network spam

tagged logo Tagged.com may be sued over alleged social network spamOne of the world’s largest social networks, Tagged.com, has been accused of spamming by using the email address books of its members without permission to send misleading marketing messages.

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo believes that Tagged.com had taken “the address books and identities of millions of people” who had thus been “forced into the embarrassing position of having to apologize to all their e-mail contacts.”

Tagged’s CEO Greg Tseng responded by saying that the social network only uses the same practises employed by many other services: that of making it very clear that members can automatically invite friends via email but that it’s completely opt-in. More →

Score One for the Bad Guys

Squiggly letters and jagged numbers might have already overstayed their welcome on the Web.  These annoying yet necessary human verification tests, which attempt to keep our personal information safe and blogs free of junk, have been defeated.

According to Websense, the security firm that has identified the hacking, warns that a computer was able to beat the system and proceed to create multiple Hotmail accounts in order to disseminate spam.

Similar attacks have recently occurred against Microsoft’s Live Mail accounts and Google’s Gmail and Blogger services.

Ferris Research, an analyst firm specializing in messaging and collaboration, estimates that spam (and preventative measures) cost the U.S. economy $42 billion annually.

Computers are looking more and more human everyday.  Beware.

Read more at the Houston Chronicle.