For some years we have been covering IT security news and have been writing about spam, spyware, hacking and many other online nuisances. Usually in January we try to look ahead on what might dominate IT security the upcoming year. At the same time we look back at the recently passed year and the stories that grabbed the most traffic to our site. It is normally a good way to see what has concerned Internet users most.
Unfortunately, spam is still a terrible nuisance. When your exchange spam filter is not working, you realize how much so. If you’re in the admin chair, you’re not only bombarded with the unwanted e-mails in your own inbox when the exchange spam filter is not working, but you’re also bombarded with the frustration of the users you serve.
We’ve recently added the option of adding disclaimers to Exchange Server 2007, 2010 and 2013 in SPAMfighter Exchange Module. Just for the hell of it we decided to introduce the option of Exchange disclaimers for free! You can read the press release here. We actually also set up a page and wrote a bit about free Exchange disclaimers.
Today our spam filters are flodded with diet spam piggybacking on celebrity Oprah Winfrey and magazine WomensHealth. They’re sent from someone calling themselves iIdealBody and it is surely spam and phishing!