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How to use IFTTT to win at social media

Dominate Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with automated tasks.

By January 22, 2015


Lock your doors: Protecting your Internet-connected home

The Internet-connected home is arriving faster than you think -- offering conveniences but also new security perils with every smart device you bring inside. Here's how to protect yourself.

By November 2, 2014


Dropbox users get spammed via personal e-mail accounts

Some European users of the online file storage service are receiving junk e-mail from online casinos -- this may be due to a Dropbox address leak or some type of malware.

By July 17, 2012


McAfee software lets scammers hijack PCs to send spam

Computers running McAfee service are found to be acting as open proxies for spammers, customers report.

By January 17, 2012


TDL-4: The 'indestructible' botnet?

Researchers at Kaspersky say the TDL-4 is extremely sophisticated and has already infected 4.5 million computers around the globe.

By June 30, 2011


Report: Spam down 33 percent after Rustock takedown

Spam levels dropped by about one-third following the recent takedown of the Rustock spambot, according to Symantec's latest Intelligence Report.

By March 30, 2011


Report: U.S. leads world in spam output

The United States accounts for almost 19 percent of all spam sent worldwide, close to three times the amount generated by second-place India, Sophos says.

By January 11, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1367: Holding on by an aglet (podcast)

It's a shoestring-and-gum operation around here, and someone took our gum. But somehow, we've got another show for you today, and we're talking more Wikileaks Web warring (WWW3, perhaps?), Google activating 300,000 phones a day, and Apple's refusal to let you donate money via iPhone apps (and weirdly robotic response). --Molly

By December 9, 2010


With legal nod, Microsoft ambushes Waledac botnet

With a restraining order in hand, Microsoft is working to take down the spambot, which has infected hundreds of thousands of PCs worldwide.

By February 25, 2010


Botnet sends fake SSL pings to CIA, PayPal, others

The Pushdo botnet is trying to evade detection by using fake SSL connections to major Web sites, researcher says.

By February 1, 2010