Adele Bests Adderall As Affiliate Spammers Offer Music Downloads

Cyber criminals long ago discovered that there’s a big market for pharmaceuticals online, prompting a tsunami of pharmaceutical spam offering everything from “herbal Viagra” to Prozac and Adderall. But new data from security firm Webroot suggests that scammers are experimenting with new products, namely: pirated musical downloads of Top 40 artists like Adele, Pink and Kings of Leon.

Expert: Eight Years Later, ‘Snowshoe Spam’ Suggests CAN SPAM Not Working

BARCELONA — If you thought the CAN SPAM Act of 2003 nailed the coffin closed on the legality of spamming in the U.S., you’d be wrong. In fact, CAN SPAM compliant spam e-mail – sometimes referred to as ‘Snowshoe Spam’ is a growing source of nuisance e-mail messages hitting inboxes in the U.S. and around the world, according to a researcher working for antivirus firm Sophos.

A group of code breakers believe they have
successfully reverse engineered Skype’s implementation of the RC4
cipher, one of several encryption technologies used by the
consumer-oriented VoIP service. Read the full article. [The Register]

Incident-prone social network monolith Facebook has plugged yet another
security leak, this time involving the indexing by search engines of
email addresses not listed on Facebook. Read the full article. [The Register]

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