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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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Fighting Rootkits: Protecting against stealthy malware by flying under the operating system
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Discover why rootkits are so harmful to your organization and uncover the innovative and dramatically different approach you should take to protect your organization from these harmful intruders.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Intel

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

2010: Cybercrime Coming of Age
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll read that cybercrime is on the rise, not only in terms of the number of perpetrators and the volume of crimes committed, but also in terms of the range of techniques employed to carry them out.
Posted: 02 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

ESET

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

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

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the filtering capabilities, threat protection, and message management capabilities available in Symantec Mail Security for SMTP 5.0. Learn how to prevent rapid email virus outbreaks and respond to evolving email securi...
Posted: 15 May 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Corporation

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

10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy an Anti‐Spam Solution
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With so many anti-spam products on the market, how can you be sure you're getting the best solution for your business network? With these ten critical questions as your guide, you can cut through the marketing hype and zero in on the key features and benefits that should guide your decision.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

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 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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