VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) provider Vonage says that despite the FCC giving the smackdown to an ISP for blocking 3rd party VoIP services, Vonage’s VoIP calls are being blocked again, by both a cable operator, and a wireless broadband operator, although Vonage declined to name names in public. In private, however, Vonage is […]
A lot of people seem to be looking for information about AOL Coach lately. Usually, although not always, they are looking for the helper application called AOL Coach, although there is also “AOL Coaches”, which is AOL’s online self-help and life-improvement program. AOL Coach (singular) is the program which runs AOL Auto Fixes for you. […]
We all know that a large amount of spam comes through personal computers which are connected to the Internet, and which have been hijacked – turned into “zombies” – by viruses, Trojans and the like. But did you know that, according to SpamHaus, nearly 70% of all spam comes from hijacked Windows machines? But wait, […]
T-Mobile Sidekick users across the country are suffering a Danger network outage which is leaving their Sidekicks unable to communicate across the Danger data network, rendering the T-Mobile Sidekicks just glorified T-Mobile telephones. The Danger network outage, which started yesterday, shows no signs of letting up as one day has turned into two, with a […]
Verizon Online is being sued by their subscribers for blocking incoming email from entire countries.
You heard it here first (Aunty sure appreciates her little birdies!) U.S.-based ISP giant Earthlink and Korean-based SK Telecom have just this morning announced that they have joined forces to form a national wireless provider here in the United States. What does this mean to consumers? Well, SK Telecom has for years been offering their […]
Internet service provider Panix.com found that their entire domain was hijacked over the weekend. The ISP, which serves the greater New York City area, found that the domain had been moved from their own registrar to one in Australia, that their DNS pointed to a site in the United Kingdom, and that all of their […]
Poppa’s got a brand new bag, and spammers got a brand new ploy. This one, interestingly enough, is being attributed to spammers’ concerns over running afoul of CAN-SPAM, and so trying to end run it instead. Specifically, it is claimed, they are trying to avoid the stiff penalties which can be associated with sending email […]
America Online (AOL), one of the largest Internet Service Providers in the United States, if not in the universe, is sticking it to spammers again, this time by offering an updated version of its software which is designed to be more spam, spyware, and virus proof than previous versions. AOL has been in the news […]
Word on the street was that Verizon for some reason known only to them had decided to block all (or at least nearly all) email which was not sent from inside of the good old USA.
Internet giant America Online (AOL) has said that they are in beta testing with a new free webmail service, along the lines of Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail. Dubbed “AOL Mail on the Web” (AMW? AOLMW?), it is already available to existing AOL members who registered to beta-test the product, and is expected to be opened […]
Jerry Smathers, a former AOL employee who first made the news by stealing more than 92 million AOL user email addresses, and selling them to spammers, is now facing up to two years in prison for his misdeed. Due in court in New York on Tuesday, it is anticipated that Smathers will plead guilty to […]
Microsoft, AOL, Earthlink, and several other industry giants, along with the FBI, the FTC, the U.S. Secret Service, and the USPS announced today the formation of Digital PhishNet, a collaborative initiative designed to take phishers down by arresting and convicting them. “The key to stopping phishers and bringing them to justice is to identify and […]