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Parking/Speeding Ticket? Scam Emails Targeting Canadians

While we are not sure if they are targeting everyone, or if Canadians are being specially targeted, but on the heels of the recent Parking Ticket scams they are now sending out Fake Speeding ticket spam. And while we can’t … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – ColoCrossing

To all of us in the spam protection and/or spam auditing game, want to wish everyone a happy 2017. Of course, I wish I had better news and that our jobs will be easier this year, but it looks like … Continue reading

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Holiday Spammers in FullSwing

No, Ray-ban isn’t spamming you, but amazing the power of Spammers. And no, you should NOT be buying SunGlasses from this Fellow. Today’s big alert is regarding a whole /19 of IP addresses to be wary of. Subject: No Joke:You’ll … Continue reading

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Is IPv4 Space REALLY in short supply? Spammer

Maybe it just is not being used for the right purposes.. Last night we looked at our logs and tracking and noticed a new prolific spammer. Those of us in the industry to realize that there has been a very … Continue reading

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The problem with a ‘Digital Ocean’

While in our case all of these connections are marked as spam, today’s logs showed a good example while the idea of an anonymous ‘ocean’ of IP(s) is not really a good idea. A small ‘digital pool’ at least where … Continue reading

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Linode Outbreaks, why PTR Important

Today’s report is about Linode, but of course this could be about many different providers, and is a reason why the ability to block emails based on the PTR records is important, and it is best when it can be … Continue reading

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Hosting companies and spammer signups

Some hosting companies never end up on our radar, as they have systems in place to catch customers who sign-up for IP Space and VPS’s just to start spamming, but there are others who seem to constantly have problems with … Continue reading

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Why do Cel Networks leave port 25 open?

As a new trojan heads around the world attacking phones to use them to send spam, it is surprising that cel networks don’t lock down port 25 as well. Cel phones are roaming devices typically, and should use port 587 … Continue reading

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ISP’s DYNA IP’s, blocking port 25

As another large infection spreads across the ‘Internet of Things’, it is time to ask the question again, why aren’t ISP’s and Telco’s routinely blocking outbound connections from their dynamic IP Space to port 25. Not that most spam protections … Continue reading

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Cloud Services – Rackspace

It seems like more and more spammers are taking advantage of ‘cloud services’ that allow you to spin up a bunch of servers, and IP(s) and a really big pipe, and they can do a lot of damage in just … Continue reading

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