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Beware of SMS Scams

by on Nov.30, 2009, under Posts

Here’s a list of scams that I have received via short message service on my mobile phone. I have highlighted the incriminating keywords in bold that should never be revealed to anyone in any situation.

Basic rule of thumb is: if in doubt, don’t do it!

Scam 1

From: 66600
RM0. To activate yr EON Bank Card,type CDACT nric/p.port nocard no & sms to 33188.If u hv not rec’d yr cd, pls call 03-26161133.TQ

Scam 2

From: 66600
RM0. Your EON Bank Card has been couriered to you. If you do not receive it, please call 03-26161133 for assistance. Thank You.

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Tattoo RFID

by on Jan.24, 2007, under Posts

Bill Ray reported on The Register in January 2007 that a Saint Louis company known as Somark Innovations has successfully tested a new kind of radio frequency identification (RFID) medium. An identification number can be stored in a tattoo that is injected from an array of needles onto animals such as cows, mice and rats.

The RFID’s number can then be read from more than a meter away using a proprietary high frequency reader.

Existing tags are either expensive or can be torn out from animals.

Somark’s next market after animals will be to identify military personnel, meaning the tattoo also works on humans.

Again as evidenced, the last days are truly here.

“And it puts under compulsion all persons, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, that they should give these a mark in their right hand or upon their forehead, and that nobody might be able to buy or sell except a person having the mark, the name of the wild beast or the number of its name. Here is where wisdom comes in: Let the one that has intelligence calculate the number of the wild beast, for it is a man’s number; and its number is six hundred and sixty-six.” – Revelation 13:16-18, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

Links:

The Register – Cattle branding comes to the 21st Century: High-tech tattoo more than a pretty picture
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/16/rfid_tattoo/>

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BorderWare MXtreme: E-mail Firewall Antispam Product

by on Jan.05, 2007, under Posts

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Sample image spam

Is this a familiar sight in your mailbox these days?

A relatively new breed of e-mail spam is becoming prevalent where the e-mail contains an image with the advertisement text and graphics inside. Traditional text-based anti-spam software is useless against such spam because the e-mail will not contain any searchable text at all. It is estimated that image spam now accounts for 35% of all spam.

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In addition to the usual optical character recognition technology that can be used on the image spam, MXtreme has a patent-pending technology called Intercept Image Analysis. This performs image classification and more than thirty image attribute processing, such as word salads, random speckling, image manupilation, animated GIF, various colouration and fonts.

As a result, BorderWare’s anti-spam solution can detect 98% of all spam on the e-mail servers. If you are in the IS department and looking for a better anti-spam product, check out BorderWare MXtreme today.

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