Out of all the emails in the world, you wouldn't expect to find spam in Dropbox or Google notifications, would you?That's what security researchers from Symantec are reporting, on a new, and quite ingenious spam campaign that utilizes Dropbox and Google to deliver (annoying) messages. We all know that Facebook needs to make money somewhere, and therefore advertising will most likely be around for ever.There are a number of things you can do to make the adverts you see more appropriate, but in the end it depends on who the advertisers want to advertise to. The best way to make the Facebook adverts you see more relevant to you is to fill out as much detail as possible in your Timeline’s About section and by adding Life Events Facebook is becoming such a huge, complicated website that it's really easy for knowledge about certain things you can do with the site to pass you by completely. By doing this, you will not only fit the criteria for more advertising campaigns, but you will exclude yourself from irrelevant campaigns (if they have filtered their campaign audience well).These scams are banking on the potential that the recipient has an online dating account in order to bait them into replying to an offsite message.This particular email scam suggests that the recipient email them directly so they can get to know each other, which is simply a tactic used in order to bypass spam filters.According to Symantec, this lands users on adult, webcam, and dating sites, where if the user signs up, the scammer gets an affiliate fee, ranging from to (€1.85 to €5.55) per every user that registers.
"Don't click links that you aren't certain about in email" really means don't those links at all, in any way.Later today, I had another email from ***** congratulating me on becoming a member with my email address and password highlighted.My question is: In your opinion, would they/could they have opened an account using my email address, even though I didn't open the email in my Outlook?You might as well have clicked the link in the email, which would have done pretty close to the same thing.It's the link that's the problem and the fact that you went to it at all.One way is to remain aware that any email you receive regardless of the topic – could be a scam in disguise.For example, through Barracuda Central, the Barracuda Labs team recently flagged and dissected a series of factious emails from scammers attempting to impersonate a missed connection from a dating site.Some sites may even do analysis of the profile's uploaded picture against a models database since scammers often try to use attractive photos in their profiles.From solutions perspective, they can look at using device reputation, IP risk/reputation, or other credit card screening solutions if credit card is required upon sign up. Sadly, there is no one-stop answer to this question. ” This is just the sort of questioning you do not want to get from your partner. But that doesn’t stop us from wanting to opt-out of adverts or at least make them more useful for us.