Spam is many things: irritating, dangerous, and potentially devastating. It’s sleazy and unsavory. It’s deceptive. Designed to make your life miserable, it’s pervasive. In a world where everyone has a…
Spoiler alert: it can be both. But while the latter isn’t really up for debate (it could be, but who would argue that spam isn’t…View More Spam: Free Speech or Tremendously Irritating?
Ah, spam. We curse and revile you. We loathe finding you in our inboxes when you should be nested comfortably in the junk folder. And…View More Can We Really Put an End to Spam?
We live in a very competitive world, and if the recent World Cup, Commonwealth Games, Paralympic Games and Winter Olympics are any indication, humans love…View More US Wins ‘Spampionship,’ Lobbies to Make it an Olympic Sport
It seems that every week a new company, organization or government agency has become the poster child for what not to do when protecting valuable…View More Data Insecurity: Why We Fail to Protect Our Data
It’s sometimes easy to assume that spam is spam, regardless of its source. In fact, most days, we don’t stop to wonder where it came…View More Spam from Web Hosts Three Times More Likely to Make Your Life Miserable
It’s finally happened. And if people around the office think your name is ‘that creepy guy from IT,’ or if you’ve gotten numerous strange looks…View More Rise of the Machines: A Botnet that can Dispense Ice?
Spam. A sleazy, despicable product of a sleazy, despicable cross-section of human waste. Only the lowest of the low could be responsible for the stuff that…View More When Spam Comes Knocking: If Spam Could Talk
“Spam” is a word with remarkable properties. As this history has demonstrated, the meaning of this word has remained surprisingly consistent through enormous shifts in…View More ‘Spam: A Shadow History of the Internet’ Takes a Hard Look at Dark Science
It’s been more than 30 years since The Terminator graced big screens with its dystopian view of the future, and (spoiler alert) it didn’t go…View More Think Terminator was Fantasy? Think Again. Bot Traffic on the Rise
Dealing with email spam is often a reactionary process; we’re all busy working on other daily tasks, and when the nasty stuff comes in, it’s…View More University of Texas Gets Medieval on Spam (Tracking)