MSU Computing News
Sunday, January 25, 2004
How Typosquatters Can Steal Your Image
Tina's Free Live Webcam - Domain Registration Analysis - N

Read how "typosquatters" hijacked several thousand expired domain names in order to build traffic for a tawdry commercial Web site.
Friday, January 23, 2004
FTC Issues Warning about Spammers and Remote Computer Control
Today posting appeared on Dave Farber's Interesting People list, which is read widely by inflential tech folks and tech reporters:

The Federal Trade Commission wants consumers to know that spammers could
gain access to their computers and then control those computers from
afar. Steps to protect personal computers can be found in the FTC's
consumer alert, "Who's Spamming Who? Could it be You?", available at


If you communicate with your users, members, or employees through a Web
site, newsletter, or other method, please feel free to share this
information with them. You can forward the link, copy and paste the
text, or send hard copies.

If you have any questions, contact me. If you'd prefer that I not
contact you with further FTC materials on information security, please
let me know.

Carolyn Ward
Office of Consumer and Business Education
Bureau of Consumer Protection
Federal Trade Commission
(202) 326-2697

Obviously fighting spam is an uphill battle, but it's nice to see the FTC reaching out to help folks in that fight.

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