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Understanding Open Mode vs. Closed Mode

It’s incredibly frustrating when your server is bogged down with unwanted mail. Naturally, spam accounts for most such messages, but what about other messages that aren’t spam? We’ve written before about how AppRiver helps you divert bulkmail, but there are still other messages that are addressed to users whose names are...

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Stop Spamming Yourself

Are you guilty of spamming yourself? Opting-in for newsletters that you never read, but have too much hope to unsubscribe? Or maybe you “spam” yourself when you’re doing research for work, but have to enter your email address to access it. Do you wish you had a special folder where you could put those newsletters, store...

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Adobe Phishing links in PDF

We noticed a phishing campaign this morning that used some interesting redirects we don't see too often. The email itself was plain and the body empty, with the only thing standing out being the very long subject line. The long subject line, empty body, and from/reply-to info should set off some red flags for most people.

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AppRiver Releases 2015's Global Security Report

It’s been another rough year for netizens. AppRiver’s security analyst team has journaled many of the Web’s perils of the past year, including the spam and malware that has plagued it, the cybersecurity measures that are supposed to make it safer, as well as data breaches that shook consumers and employees.

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Spam - all day, every day

Spam has been around almost since the internet was first created. In fact the first spam message was sent out through ARPANET which is the predecessor to the internet we know now. If you have an email address, it’s very likely you get spam messages as well. Sending spam emails is a tactic that’s still around today because...

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Campaigns Using Ebola To Grab Attention

Using current news events in spam and malware campaigns is nothing new. In fact we see it with most major tragedies or events. This time around the topic is the Ebola virus. We've been seeing both spam and virus campaigns using Ebola as a topic to get the readers attention, with one malware campaign even claiming to be...

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iPhone Scams Abound

With many consumers chomping at the bit to get their hands on a new iPhone 6, internet scammers are quickly taking advantage to distribute their wares. Immediately following the unveiling of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, scammers began circulating email and web scams attempting to capitalize on its popularity.

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A Real Life 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Spammers have been busy thus far in 2014. One group in particular has been especially active over the past 10 days. We have been following a massive spam campaign that is undertaking the classic “Pump and Dump” stock scam with unusual relentlessness. If you are unfamiliar with the scam, it goes like this… The scammers buy...

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Canadian Pharmacy Spam with Google Hangouts and WhatsApp

Candian Pharmacy spam has always been sort of the de facto reference for when people ask me what types of things I see throughout a normal day. We see unique campaigns all the time but there is always some sort of pharmacy spam going on somewhere. They have been so common that hopefully everyone knows about these scam...

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