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I used to be agitated by the sound of the phone. My wife and I both have cell phones but we got a landline because there are some parts of the house where we have no reception and we occasionally misplace our phones. Shortly after we purchased it and before we could even give the number to friends, the calls started. Political calls, sales calls, and a plethora of other junk were funneled into our house. It was as if I had hooked up a sewer pipe directly to my…

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Scams exist.  That is a simple truth.  There are honest people, and then there are others who try to cheat.  Email and the technology age facilitate scamming through email.  Often these emails promise jobs or an irresistible offer, but sometimes they are more subtle than that.  This article analyzes the types of email phishing traipsing around the World Wide Web so that, armed with the knowledge of email phishing attacks, you can avoid them in the future. Phishing Tactic 1 - Irresistible Offer Here is the ultimate dream held by…

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Much of the SPAM I get uses misspelled words. This is probably so that the messages can pass through Bayesian filters because their words do not accurately match the words on the list. I would like a filter that marks all messages as SPAM if they go over a set threshold of spelling mistakes. I do have a few people in my address book who send me terribly misspelled messages. Maybe this would encourage them to spell correctly. Anyway, this is not really a hashed out SPAM filter plan or…

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Alan Ralsky, the "SPAM King" and one of the largest spammers in the world, was jailed by the Department of Justice last month. The Detroit News said the following: "Warrants unsealed last week revealed that agents in September seized computers, laptops, financial records and disks from the 8,000-square-foot home of Alan M. Ralsky. The $750,000 West Bloomfield mini-mansion was built off profits from the 100 million electronic offers for everything from Botox to mortgages that Ralsky sends every day."   - DetNews It is rumored that he will rat out many…

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