Google Docs Viagra Spam

I was going through my Cox inbox and found Viagra spam with a link to http://doc.google.com/View?id=dfpqm7ft_0tt6xhdd2. Its nothing new that spammers have been taking advantage of Google. Its just kind of annoying to me that this message was sent on October 30th, today is November 10th and the linked Viagra Google doc is still up …

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CBL List (partially) Blocks MessageLabs

Looks like the shoe is on the other foot. Last week I was chortling that MessageLabs was tar pitting Google in an automatic response to gmail sending out so much spam. Now some of MessageLabs IPs have been blocked by the CBL. Apparently that is rather widely used. I’ve already seen rejections from Cox and …

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The Caching Proxy and the ISP Webmail

Last Friday, one of the guys in the department noticed that when he signed into Cox webmail he would access Cox mailboxes belonging to other employees. He was even able to open messages in those accounts. I went back to my office and created a test account. There is an awful lot of potential confidentiality …

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Things I did not know – Cox Pop over SSL

In George Ou’s blog entry titled “Email Security Has been around forever, you just have to turn it on” George asserts “My current DSL provider AT&T like most ISPs supports SSL encryption on POP3 and SMTP and it’s as simple as a checkmark and using ports 995 for POP3 and 465 for SMTP instead of …

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SSL for Cox Webmail

In his Fast Forward Help File earlier this week in the Washington Post, Rob Pegoraro is asked about the security implications of ISPs not using encryption on their Webmail logins. Rob reports that Cox is planning to offer SSL webmail the first quarter of this year. Rob comments that “The biggest reason to look for …

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