Spam – now with social engineering

September 6, 2007

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of spam along the lines of: Subject: man, who filmed this thing? If your dad sees this video you made, he is going to kill you. Go look at it:…… Then the youtube link goes off to a IP-based website, no doubt to install some spyware or something. […]

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Google Sued by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

July 13, 2007

The ACCC has an important role in Australia: The ACCC promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, business and the community. It also regulates national infrastructure services. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth Credit Monitoring Guru competition, fair trading and consumer protection […]

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iPhone scam emails begin

July 2, 2007

Didn’t take long? For some time now, people have been snapping up iPhone related websites, and now (Monday morning) my work account has received 3 iPhone scam emails. The emails have the subject line “Congratulations, you have won a new iPhone from!” They actually look slightly legit. Apple always sends out their emails as […]

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Hijacking feed icons

June 19, 2007

Here’s a fun one – a client just called to ask us to remove the “art” from his blog. I was a little confused, and loaded up the site, fearing that the server may have been hacked. (Images of goatse flying through my mind)

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Google Audio Ads – Listen here…

May 28, 2007

WebProNews mentioned today that Google signed an agreement with Clear Channel, which is the “largest radio station group owner in the U.S.”  [more info] This has been mentioned before, but I haven’t really payed a lot of attention to it. I’ve been of the mind that Google Ads have mostly been effective because they’re so […]

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The Rich Jerk (The Pretender)

May 23, 2007

There’s this site, called The Rich Jerk.  (Link condom applied).  He sells an e-book, a guide to making money on the internet to put on his RFID wallets.  His sales pitch is basically: “Arrogant, Foul-Mouthed, Filthy Rich Jerk Breaks His 6 Year Silence On How He’s Made Millions On The Internet” I’ve never liked this […]

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Relevant Searches and Irish Designs

February 27, 2007

So Brendon Sinclair has started putting together a case study on promoting a new site. The site is a web dev agency in Belfast, called Inspired eBusiness Solutions: Designs for the web in Belfast. The site is fairly new, and as Brendon points out, Seamus hasn’t really started optimising it for relevant terms yet. Relevancy […]

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Google Warnings for Dangerous Websites

February 27, 2007

A while back I wrote about a new system Google had, where a warning message would appear in the SERPS if Google thought the site was dangerous, and how easy it was to defraud that system. Matt Cutts has posted about how webmasters can use the Webmaster Console to track down malware hosted on their […]

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Google about to get sued, this time a valid reason

January 9, 2007

I’ve always liked techdirt for publishing interesting stuff. At least half of their articles are pretty poor, in my opinion, but enough gems make it through to be worth reading. Case in point: What To Do When Google Tells People Your Website Is Dangerous. This story covers how Google is providing warnings to users – […]

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Firefox Web Browser Reaches 25% Market Share

December 18, 2006

Good news, as w3counter shows that Firefox has reached 25% market share. Breakdown: IE6 – 59% Firefox 1.5 – 17% IE7 – 6% Firefox 2.0 – 6% Firefox 1.0 – 2% So combined versions of Firefox come to 25%, and combined IE6 and IE7 come to 65%. Not bad! I find it interesting that IE6 […]

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