CRTC Signs On With Global Partners to Combat Spam

The CRTC has signed a memorandum with global partners to combat unsolicited telecommunications.

Take Time on Thanksgiving to Tackle Those Unwanted Phone Calls

Last July, the CRTC announced that it was launching a public consultation to come up with a better answer as to how to help prevent Canadians from getting these annoying, unwanted phone calls.

U.S. still the Global leader in sending spam

The United States remained the largest source of spam in the world in the second quarter of 2010 according to a recent Sophos report that lists the top 12 spam-relaying countries in the world.

The company reports says the U.S. continues its reign as the king of spam, relaying more than 15.2% of unsolicited email, an increase from 13.1% in the first quarter of 2010.

How to stop spam email from Fido

Recently I got angry with email spam that I was receiving from my wireless phone provider, Fido Communications.

Like most Canadians, realizing there is little that I can do about junk email, I typically just delete all spam email from my Inbox and move on with my day.

U.S. retains dubious honour of spam leader

The United States remained the largest source of spam in the world in the first quarter of 2010 according to a recent Sophos report that lists the top 12 spam-relaying countries in the world.

The company reports says United States continues its reign as the king of spam, relaying more than 13% of global spam, accounting for hundreds of millions of junk messages every day.

Consumers continue to click on spam despite the risks

A significant percentage of consumers in North America and Europe continue to click on spam emails despite the fact they know that bots and viruses spread through risky email behavior, according to a survey by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG).

About half of the users who responded to the survey said they had either opened spam, clicked on a link in spam, opened a spam attachment, replied or forwarded it. All of these activities could conceivably leave them vulnerable to fraud, phishing, identity theft and infection.

Report finds botnets responsible for bulk of spam

In September 2009, almost almost nine out of ten spam messages were sent by botnets according to security specialists from security software provider Symantec