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DEFINITION: Bacn (pronounced as "bacon") is Internet slang for email that a user wants to read, but not right away. Bacn includes: Posts from microblogging platforms like Twitter, Pownce or Jaiku. Friend updates from a social networking platform like Facebook or MySpace. Automatically-generated electronic billing statements from wireless companies or banks. Email newsletters to which the user has intentially  … 
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A Guide to Keeping E-mail Legal: Four Pillars of Compliance
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides guidance on how to keep your company use of e-mail systems legal, without interrupting basic business processes. It also explains the compliance requirements that affect e-mail systems.
Posted: 29 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

SonicWALL

Not all Malware Detection is Created Equal
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The internet is now the number-one conduit for infecting users with malware. Sophos detects a new infected web page every few seconds. This white paper outlines the terms you need to know and the steps you should take to stay safe.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Nov 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Online Enemy #1: Blackhole Exploit Kit
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper offers key insight and advice for combatting Blackhole malware attacks on your organization's machines. Learn how to successfully thwart these types of threats with automated, centralized software patching.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

Threat Track Security

McAfee Security Journal
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This edition of the McAfee Security Journal focuses on social engineering, the psychology of decision making, and elementary social psychology to analyze why people fall for social engineering without perceiving the deception.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

Intel Security

Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumer
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Phishing has become the most malicious form of spam, leaving both organizations and consumers vulnerable to financial losses and stolen information. Read this white paper to learn about best practices for protecting your company from phishing attacks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

Intel Security

Maintaining Trust: Protecting Your Web Site Users from Malware
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the problem of malware and how it is increasingly being delivered through legitimate Web sites. It also introduces new techniques from IBM that are designed to go beyond standard security measures to help organizations proactively defend against threats.
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

IBM

Global Threat Trends: October 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Read this month's Global Threat Trends to learn about the top 10 security threats in October. Discover what’s new on the cyber front and get an inside look at this year's eCity Symposium, and more!
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2010

ESET

How Malware Can Sneak Into Your Company Networks and How to Deal With It
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Taking your network offline might sound like the only effective way to keep viruses and other so-called malware out of your business. But even without the internet, there are still plenty of ways for malicious code to worm its way onto your network. Read this quick white paper for an overview of the main threats and how to protect against them.
Posted: 31 Mar 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Attachment Spam - The Latest Trend
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains what makes spam such an unbearable problem and how spamming tactics are evolving daily to beat anti-spam software.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

GFI Software

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2008
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report provides a detailed overview of current Internet threat activity, malicious code, and known vulnerabilities. It also examines the latest trends in phishing and spam tactics and discusses how regional differences affect malicious activity globally.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Symantec Corporation
 
 
EMAIL SPAM FILTERING DEFINITION (continued): … Bacn (pronounced as "bacon") is Internet slang for email that a user wants to read, but not right away. Bacn includes: Posts from microblogging platforms like Twitter, Pownce or Jaiku. Friend updates from a social networking platform like Facebook or MySpace. Automatically-generated electronic billing statements from wireless companies or banks. Email newsletters to which the user has intentially subscribed. Changes to a wiki where the user is a collaborator. The term was coined in August 2007 at Podcamp Pittsburgh, a social media "unconference" attended by bloggers and podcasters. The term "bacn" was chosen because of its similarity to spam. Both are popular pork products and both can fill up your inbox pretty quickly. The term "ham," by way of contrast, is sometimes used to refer to email that a user wants to both receive and read right away.
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