Posts Tagged ‘anti-virus’

ADP Payroll Invoice Spam/Virus

Monday, January 27th, 2014

There’s a very successful spam campaign out now spoofing legitimate ADP payroll invoice emails. They most commonly arrive as:

Subject:     Payroll Invoice
From:     ”payroll@adp.com”

In reality, they come from previously infected personal computers spanning the globe.

An example of the above:

‘from 60-240-131-86.static.tpgi.com.au ([60.240.131.86])

(envelope-from <photojournalistvi@wetleather.com>)

It doesn’t take a trained email professional to realize that’s not ADP emailing.

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Another VBSpam Competition First Place Finish

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

For the thirteenth consecutive evaluation, OnlyMyEmail has again blocked more spam than any other filtering system in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge and secured yet another first place finish.

The latest competition ran for 16 consecutive days, during which, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender accurately filtered out more spam than all other competitors tested, again missing just 1 single spam email out of 92,166 total. This represents a spam capture rate of 99.9989%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was Libra Esva which missed 44 emails in total. The third best blocking rate went to Zerospam which missed 61 spam emails from the same corpus. The worst performers, missing well over 500 spam emails included:  IBM, Sophos, SPAMfighter, Vamsoft, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL and SURBL.

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OnlyMyEmail Sweeps A Dozen Spam Competitions

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

For the twelfth consecutive time, OnlyMyEmail has again blocked more spam than any other filtering system in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge.

The latest competition ran for 16 consecutive days, during which, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender accurately filtered out more spam than all other competitors tested, missing just 1 single spam email out of 134,418 total. This represents a spam capture rate of 99.9993%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was Libra Esva which missed 56 emails in total. The third best blocking rate went to Kaspersky LMS which missed 94 spam emails from the same corpus. The worst performers, missing well over 1,000 spam emails included:  Bitdefender, IBM, CronLab, Vamsoft ORF and SPAMfighter, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL and SURBL.

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OnlyMyEmail Stops More Spam in The VBSpam Competition

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

For the eleventh consecutive time, OnlyMyEmail has again blocked more spam than any other filtering system in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge.

The latest competition ran for 16 consecutive days, during which, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender accurately filtered out more spam than all other competitors tested, missing just 12 spam emails out of 242,703 total. This represents a spam capture rate of 99.993%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was Libra Esva which missed 400% more spam, 50 emails in total. The third best blocking rate went to ZeroSpam which missed 112 spam emails from the same spam corpus. The worst performers, missing well over 1,000 spam emails included: M+Guardian, Halon Security, Vamsoft ORF, IBM, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL and SURBL. more »

OnlyMyEmail Takes First Place in VBSpam Competition

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Competing in the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Challenge, OnlyMyEmail has again blocked more spam than any other filtering system, and for the tenth consecutive time.

The latest competition ran for 16 consecutive days, during which, OnlyMyEmail’s MX-Defender accurately filtered out more spam than all other competitors tested, missing just 12 spam emails out of 242,703 total. This represents a spam capture rate of 99.996%.

By comparison, the next best capture rate was Libra Esva which missed nearly 500% more spam, 77 emails in total. The third best blocking rate went to Spam Titan which missed 183 spam emails from the same spam corpus. The worst performers, missing well over 1,500 spam emails included: Halon Security, CronLab, SPAMfighter, Vamsoft ORF, Spamhaus ZEN+DBL and SURBL.

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LAST NOTICE: Your Federal Tax Payment ID Has Been Rejected

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Guess what? The IRS has rejected your Tax Payment ID.

At first we thought this was an attempt to phish EFTPS credentials but after clicking the bogus link to eftps.gov (Warning: don’t try this at home) we found out otherwise. It does eventually send you to eftps.gov but not until after it tries to “borrow” your computer. more »

Worldofwarcraft Account login – Phishing Example

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

World of Warcraft is so successful that it has spawned its own economy. So it’s no surprise that WoW accounts are a phishable commodity. And, since some gamers take this very seriously (just look up “wow addiction”), stealing a WoW account is identity theft at its most heinous.

As phishing campaigns go, this one’s pretty good. The fake website is a decent replica of the battle.net login page and it has a pretty tricky URL. more »

How To Stop Unwanted Emails From Reaching Your Inbox

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

OnlyMyEmail blocks over 99% of unwanted email without critical false positives. Stop wasting your time and sign up for a spam free inbox.There are really only two ways to keep spam out of your in-box:

  1. Prevention — This is at best only partially effective and requires a fresh and un-spammed email address. However, if you do start with a new address prevention can seem downright miraculous.
  2. Filtering — Also not perfect but a good spam filtering service should remove more then 99% of the messages you don’t want. The thing to watch out for in filtering is false positives. (False positives are messages that should have been delivered but were blocked instead.) Blocking spam is easy, the hard part is not blocking the good messages.

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Old Fashioned Advice For Avoiding Spam Email

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

If you really want to avoid unwanted email you should use OnlyMyEmail. We block over 99% without critical false positives.If you don’t respect your online identity, nobody else will and before long your in-box will rot and fall off. At least that’s what our mother told us. She also told us to eat our vegetables that we’d go blind if we forwarded email to ourselves.

We usually take what Mom says with a grain of salt.

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Fighting Zombies For Real

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

We fight zombies every day. Really. No, not the George Romero kind. We deal with electronic zombies.

Thanks to the prevalence of “always on” Internet connections and the lack of security precautions on the part of the owners of a large population of computers using these connections, the Internet is crawling with zombies.

They’ll suck out your brains!

Internet zombies are like movie zombies in a few ways:

  • They’re after your brains: Zombies are responsible for a major portion of the mindless in-box pollution known as spam. If they get their teeth into you, you’ll start doing stupid things like buying pharmaceuticals from anonymous internet addresses.
  • They don’t respond to reason: In the movies you can pound on zombies with a baseball bat and they hardly notice it. Similarly, if you reply to email from a zombie it only encourages them.
  • They’re contagious: Besides sending spam zombies also try to recruit other zombies. Once a machine becomes a zombie, the virus animating it will often look through email contacts and network connections available to its host computer in order to find other computers to infect.

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