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The 2011 Facebook Spam Campaign

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.

A Look Into Apple’s Geo-Location Tracking

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.

zveloLABS® Identifies Sites with Work-at-Home Scams

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.

Kerio Web Filter Webinar

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.