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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 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

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

Antivirus: The Hippest New Apple Accessory
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that have deployed fleets of Macs and iPads/iPhones, protecting sensitive data and intellectual property can be challenging. This resource demonstrates why it is critical that security administrators need antivirus software for their Macs and MDM tools for their iPads and iPhones.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 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

Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: In recent years there has been an exponential growth in malware proliferation around the world. Over 30,000 new threats hit the wire each day, requiring more than 3,500 new malware signatures being released daily by anti-malware companies. Read this white paper to learn about Kaspersky's world class, yet affordable anti-malware protection systems.
Posted: 11 Nov 2010 | Published: 11 Nov 2010

Kaspersky Lab

Total E-mail Security
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Malware is becoming ever more sophisticated every day. Only through effective tools that incorporate fast responses against all categories of malware will organizations be able to maintain the health of their critical business systems.
Posted: 11 Nov 2008 | Published: 11 Nov 2008

Sunbelt Software

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this Tolly Group competitive performance evaluation, learn how Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.3 consistently delivered faster response time than competing products tested.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

Symantec Corporation

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

Should You Install Messaging Security Software on Your Exchange Server?
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the pros and cons of installing third-party software on the Exchange Server, and information on Sunbelt Software's Ninja Email Security.
Posted: 24 Nov 2008 | Published: 06 Aug 2008

Sunbelt Software

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
 
 
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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