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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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The Impact of Messaging and Web Threats
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Messaging, internal and Web-based threats are increasing in number and severity. Read this Osterman Research white paper to learn how organizations must implement a layered defensive strategy to protect against all types of threats and how Sunbelt Software can help.
Posted: 24 Nov 2008 | Published: 06 Aug 2008

Sunbelt Software

Putting Anti-spam Solutions to the Test . . . Before You Buy
sponsored by MailFrontier
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you take the anxiety out of testing anti-spam solutions. By following our five-step plan, you can test anti-spam solutions quickly and easily. Most important, you will get results you can trust.
Posted: 10 Aug 2004 | Published: 01 Aug 2004

MailFrontier

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

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn what you need to know about "stealthology" and how you can protect yourself against sneaky criminals. Read on and discover more about stealthy malware like Stuxnet and Zeus, developing rootkit defenses, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Intel Security

Network Security Report: The State of Network Security in Schools
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: Access this comprehensive resource to learn how to overcome the challenges of securing school networks. Discover ways to control sources of vulnerability that are inherently difficult to control. Additionally, achieve a better understanding of the ever-changing landscape of technology and malware.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track Security

Email and Web Security SaaS
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about the many offerings of Webroot's Software as a Service (SaaS)-delivered e-mail and Web security suites, including anti-spam, anti-spyware, anti-virus, and email archiving and encryption.
Posted: 01 Oct 2009 | Published: 14 Apr 2009

Webroot

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

A Guide to Evaluating Email Security Solutions
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: E-mail threats evolve daily. Read this guide to learn the challenges of implementing an email security solution and administrative considerations to make when evaluating potential email security solutions.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

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.

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.
 
 
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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