Online advertising spending in the U.S. is on the rise. In the first quarter of 2011 alone, companies that sold online advertising reportedly surpassed $7 billion in revenue.1 Unfortunately, social engineering scams on Facebook also continue to thrive.2 How are the two related? Unsolicited Facebook spam in the form of status updates is actively infiltrating the social networking giant and aimed at tricking users into visiting websites ridden with survey scams and pop-up advertising, as is the case in the following analysis of a real-world example. This trend will continue to degrade the credibility of the online advertising industry and could possibly taint the images of the brands that these spam campaigns are targeting.
The rapid growth and popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has wrought a seismic and lasting change to the Internet. The Web has evolved from a source of static information to a proxy of real world interaction.
The past weeks have been rife with accusations of privacy infringement against Apple for covertly collecting geo-location information from iPods, iPhones and iPads. Although the collecting of private information by mobile phone manufacturers and 3rd party apps is nothing new, the manner in which Apple stores its data has resulted in criticism from end-users and security experts alike.
Growing instances of malware attacks on smartphones has sparked zveloLABS™ to compile the following quick guide to help users understand the ins-and-outs of jailbreaking smartphones, including what it is, insights into the legalities behind the process, how it’s done, and its benefits and risks.
zveloLABS™ has been tracking a “You-Just-Won” gift card scam that continues spreading all over the Internet. This gift card scam prompts users to surrender credit card information in exchange for falsely promised winnings through numerous contests and lotteries unofficially tied to popular brand names like Apple, Wal-Mart and Best Buy.
zveloLABS® researchers recently identified numerous, fictitious 7 News websites promoting work-at-home jobs. These bogus news sites unethically target stay-at-home moms, and falsely promise the discovery of a newfound money-making path in life. Considering the natural appeal of making an honest buck, while being loving care providers at home, it’s certainly easy to understand how unsuspecting mothers could fall for such “recession busting” opportunities.
Apr 19-21, 2011 – London, UK zvelo will be in attendance at the Infosecurity Europe event at Earl’s Court, in London. Email Us to schedule a time to learn about our website categorization technologies and malicious websites detection capabilities, including our URL database, zveloDB®, engineered exclusively for OEMs.
Join us at CTIA Wireless® in Orlando, FL where we will showcase our zveloDB® URL Database, malicious websites detection capabilities for OEMs, and more.
In this FREE and live Kerio Webinar, industry expert Jeff Finn, CEO of zvelo, will be a guest speaker, taking an in-depth look at the latest innovations and cutting-edge technology found in Kerio Web Filter, including its use of the zvelo’s distributed neural network, zveloNET® (formerly SiteFilter), for the real-time detection, inspection, categorization and verification of ActiveWeb sites collected from the global user community.
Jeff Finn, zvelo chief executive officer says “It’s an exciting time for zvelo because demand for the product is accelerating as security vendors are increasingly recognizing the need to incorporate security with their web filtering. We plan to fill over 20 highly skilled positions during the next few quarters in Denver and Manila…”…