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ALSO CALLED: UCE, Unsolicited Bulk e-Mail, Email Spam, Spamming, Unsolicited Commercial e-Mail, Spams, UBE, Junk Email, e-Mail Spam
DEFINITION: 1) A spam trap is the inclusion of an option in an online form that is preselected by default with the expectation that the user will fail to notice the option. If the form is submitted with the option selected, the user has given the company permission to send what will be junk e-mail or spam from the user's point-of-view. Spam trappers assume that some users do not read all of the form and will  … 
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Potentially Dangerous User Accounts Identitifed
sponsored by Janrain
RESOURCE: A company's brand can be severely damaged when fraudulent accounts are created on digital properties with spam, phishing, and program abuse. This data sheet provides insight into protecting your web applications from fraud and various other cyberattacks.
Posted: 07 Dec 2017 | Published: 07 Dec 2017

Janrain

Email Threats: An ISTR Special Report
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: According to the ISTR Email Threats Report, approximately 8,000 businesses each month are targeted by BEC scams. Explore this ISTR Special Report to uncover staggering email threat statistics, including insight into emails infected with malware, spambots, spam, and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2017 | Published: 01 Dec 2017

Symantec

Netherlands: Internet Security Threat Profile in Numbers
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: Discover which company sizes amongst industries receive the most malware, phishing, and spam attacks.
Posted: 12 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Saudi Arabia: Internet Security Threat Profile in Numbers
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: Which industries receive the most email attacks, including malware, phishing and spam?
Posted: 12 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

About to Buy Guide: Spam/virus protection for Exchange
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the value of a comprehensive email security strategy, and compares the pros and cons of various approaches. Discover how you can gain the antispam and antivirus protection you need to keep email threats at bay and productivity high.
Posted: 05 Jun 2012 | Published: 05 Jun 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Threat Management: Devising a new strategy to tackle today's cyberattacks
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This Information Security Essential Guide on Threat Management explores the new strategies organizations are developing to tackle the threat of today’s growing malware threats and targeted attacks.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Enterprise Device Management: A Brave New World
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Learn how implementing a strong mobile device management solution can help you avoid security risks and compliance violations while allowing access by your users personal devices.
Posted: 06 Feb 2012 | Published: 06 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Spain: Internet Security Threat Profile in Numbers
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Which industries in Spain receive the most malware, phishing and spam attacks?
Posted: 14 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Germany: Internet Security Threat Profile in Numbers
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: Check out this resource to uncover cyber threat statistics in Germany broken up by source ranking, location and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

France: Internet Security Threat Profile in Numbers
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: Which industries in France are attacked most for malware, phishing and spam?
Posted: 12 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defence-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Mitigating Email Virus Attacks
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the emerging e-mail threat landscape that includes inbound and outbound risks. Read on to discover a simplified management solution that boosts defenses at a lower TCO.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, explore this year's report on the latest risks and security challenges organizations are facing today, and offers best practices to boost security fundamentals and policies to meet these advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Symantec Intelligence Report - August 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get the most recent analysis on cybersecurity threats and trends, and gain insight on what to expect in the future.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report - June 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Symantec Intelligence Report outlines the latest need-to-know security information on vulnerabilities, spam, phish, malware, and data breaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report – May 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Keeping on top of the latest security happenings is crucial to protecting your organization. In this recent edition of Symantec's Intelligence Report, view a number of statistics and up-to-date material on the current threat landscape to learn what you should expect both now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Beyond Spam - Email Security in the Age of Blended Threats
sponsored by EdgeWave
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, explore the new threat reality, including the tactics and designs cyber criminals are using today and uncover some of the next generation technologies that can help mitigate these threats.
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 | Published: 12 Mar 2012

EdgeWave

Global Threat Report January 2012: Where are the 419s of Yesteryear?
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This January 2012 Global Threat report offers information and articles on today's threat environment including the lastest list of the top 10 threats. View now to gain key insight from security researchers and experts exploring 419s, the need for need anti-virus, anti-malware or anti-spam, 2012 trends, PUAs and more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

ESET

The Seven Deadly Traps of IPv6 Deployment - And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: The transition to IPv6 is unavoidable. How it will happen and the effects of it are the questions to ask now.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Published: 25 Jan 2012

Infoblox

Xforce Trend and Risk Report 2010
sponsored by IBM
ANALYST REPORT: The IBM X-Force 2010 Trend and Risk Report provides statistical information about all aspects of threats that affect Internet security, including software vulnerabilities and public exploitation, malware, spam, phishing, web-based threats, and general cyber threats.
Posted: 01 Jul 2011 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

IBM

GlobalSign Malware Monitoring: Protecting your website from distributing hidden malware
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives you a solution to keeping your websites safe, protecting your customers and securing the reputation of your company.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

GlobalSign

Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This white paper touches on a new malware protection system that was designed for today and tomorrow. It provides the best overall protection for all businesses and does this with the best total cost of protection available today.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Kaspersky Lab
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SPAM DEFINITION (continued): …  miss the spam trap. A spam trap is sometimes located toward the bottom of a form in smaller print. To avoid spam traps, make a habit of reading the entire form with special awareness of boxes that may need to be unchecked. Some advisors suggest having a separate e-mail account for online forms.2) A quite different meaning for this term is the use of a software filter to block e-mail addresses that are known to send spam. Some Internet serviceproviders (ISPs) use filters to prevent spam from reaching their customers. E-mail programs such as Outlook Express and Eudora allow the recipient to specify … 
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