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Hold the phone: iMessage spam not all it’s cracked up to be

By Marco Tabini, Macworld.com | August 22nd, 2014 Is Apple’s iMessage the new favorite tool of spammers worldwide? A widely-quoted recent article written by Wired’s Robert McMillan suggests it is, even going so far as to claim that iMessage “is being taken over by spammers.” Largely based on an interview with security analyst Tom Landesman, …

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Google tightens Gmail spam filtering

By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 The company is tackling scammers’ use of similar Unicode characters for tricking users into going to malicious websites. Google is boosting Gmail’s ability to detect and block malicious emails from spammers and scammers that exploit similarities among Unicode characters to dupe users into clicking …

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