Category: CommunityCommunity tagged "spam"

At the beginning of 2014, we wrote about the negative impact that bots have on the web, noting that the number of bots — software web users like crawlers and spam bots — outstripped the number of human web visitors by a considerable margin. In its annual bot report for this year, Incapsula has revealed […]

Jan 7, 2016, 1:57 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

We’ve got good news, and we’ve got bad news. The good news is that spam traffic is currently on the downturn. According to Kaspersky Labs’ report “Spam and Phishing In The First Quarter of 2015,” email spam traffic dropped to 59.2% in Q1 2015, down from 65% in Q4 2014.

Jun 2, 2015, 5:06 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

The security threat landscape is an ever shifting morass of zero-day exploits, social engineering, and malicious intent. It’s often difficult to know where exactly to focus resources for threat mitigation, which is what makes reports like the Webroot 2015 Threat Brief so useful.

Apr 30, 2015, 1:10 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

If you’re an ordinary web user who relies on hosted email services like GMail, the chances are that you don’t see much spam. I use GMail and in the last three months only a couple of spam messages reached my inbox. But, as anyone who hosts email servers knows, the problem is much worse than […]

Mar 27, 2015, 4:47 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Incapsula, the CDN and DDoS mitigation provider, have released the most recent of their Bot Traffic Reports, which shows that 61.5% of all website traffic is generated by software bots, an increase of 21% on last year. While a company that offers bot protection services is motivated to emphasize the effect bots have on the […]

Jan 16, 2014, 1:59 pmBy: InterWorx (0) Comments


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