Spam
2:00
Aug 6, 2018

Machine learning helps fight spam

Using machine learning, 95% of spam mails failed to reach their targets, says Trend Micro.

1:40
Jan 17, 2018

Truecaller Backup provides cloud safety net

The new feature from the spam blocking app lets Android users restore all contacts, call histories and block lists automatically using Google Drive.

2:30
Dec 14, 2017

Truecaller identifies 40m spam numbers in 2017

The spam-blocking app's annual 'year in calling' statistics show the rise of spam calls throughout the year in different parts of the world.

4:00
Nov 9, 2017

South Africans fight back against spam

Over the past 12 months, South Africa has become the fastest growing market for the Truecaller spam-blocking app on the continent.

2:10
Jul 3, 2017

Facebook changes algorithm to curb spammers

The algorithm behind Facebook's News Feed will be changed to limit the reach of those who frequently post clickbait and misinformation.

2:30
May 10, 2017

Sharp decrease in spam botnet mailings

Q1 saw a sharp decrease in global e-mail spam with malicious attachments, pushed by the decline in Necurs botnet mails.

3:40
Sep 7, 2016

Long live e-mail

The rumours about e-mail's demise have been greatly exaggerated.

1:50

Waspa received 60 spam complaints in 2015

The Wireless Application Service Providers Association issued 39 fines for SMS spam last year, which included a R300?000 fine.

1:10
Dec 4, 2015

Truecaller records 800 000 spam calls in SA

South Africans report 50?000 unwanted calls daily, which are detected by the Truecaller app.

2:20
Nov 19, 2015

New spam tactics bypass e-mail filters

Spam producers use an increasing variety of tactics to deceive recipients and bypass e-mail filters, says Kaspersky Lab.

1:50
Jul 13, 2015

Gmail prevents 'sneaky spam'

Google's e-mail service adds technology to guarantee spam does not reach users' inboxes, while ensuring legitimate e-mail does.

3:10
Nov 20, 2014

Spam will never be solved

Companies need better filters in the cloud to fight spam, says Richard Broeke, national sales manager at Securicom.

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