Few truly understand how spam filters work, but nearly every internet user benefits from the security they provide on a daily basis.
IBM observed a spike in malware activity that uses Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros to deliver malicious attachments.
Sender Policy Framework and DomainKeys Identified Mail are two techniques that can be used to limit the amount of spam in inboxes.
Google announced that it will alert users when they receive emails sent via unencrypted connections in order to increase their overall security posture.
Google's artificial neural network is now working to recognize spam such as phishing messages in Gmail, which could boost security for thousands of users.
Just because you're familiar with spam and use rudimentary defenses to prevent it doesn't mean it's not a threat to your organization.
Researchers from ESET say the Mumblehard malware has infected thousands of machines, sending spam and staying undetected for more than five years.