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Kaspersky (Server) Anti-Spam: No Longer the Underdog; More Top Dog.


Just recently the results of Virus Bulletin’s VBSpam testing were released in which our new Kaspersky Linux Mail Security (KLMS) – unexpectedly for our competitors but quite expectedly for us – was among the winners – actually second – with an outstanding result of a 99.93% spam catch rate and 0.01% false positives. “Who wants to come second?” might come the refrain from those used to nothing but first place for KL. But in answer I’d say, “I do!” Here’s why…

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Wham, Spam, Thank You Ma’am: The Quick Rise and Fall of Image Spam.


So here we are once again on a subject that it seems will never go away – spam, this time about a particular kind thereof – “image spam” – and the protective technologies that fight it …

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Features You’d Normally Never Hear About – Part Four.


Hi all, Once again, the subject is spam. Depending on the “stars” and the time of year, the proportion of spam can range from anywhere between 70 and 90% of all email traffic. Sounds like a lot, eh? But when you take all Internet traffic into consideration, it’s not actually that much – email traffic […]

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The Black Box.


Filtering out spam may not seem such a big deal – after all, even a kid knows the difference between a Viagra advert and a normal message! In the security world things are much more complicated as we have to create something akin to artificial intelligence that is capable of doing the job automatically, on […]

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A Nasty Little Thing Called Spam.


Try to define what you think of as spam. Most people assume it’s about Viagra, Nigerian letters and other pathetic, lame scams which jam up your inbox and slow down your daily business. But here’s the thing: spam is far more than just unsolicited ads. That Viagra offer is just the tip of the iceberg, while spam as a phenomenon is a crucial part of a huge cybercrime ecosystem. And the apparent “innocence” of spam is the illusion that I will be debunking here …

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