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Goodbye to spam, er, @spam, on Twitter...

Twitter and its users have perennial problems with spam, as a quick search of Naked Security will reveal.

So you might be surprised that the micro-blogging site's own Twitter identity for reporting spam, the easily-remembered account "@spam", has been killed off.

Anatomy of a phish - how to spot a Man-in-the-Middle attack, and other security tips

Even if you are used to phishing scams, it still pays to take the occasional look at a scam campaign, just to remind yourself not to let your guard down.

Paul Ducklin digs into a recent "tax refund" phish with an added Man-in-the-Middle attack...

Warning! Hackers are exploiting Texas explosion news to spread malware

Warning! Hackers are exploiting Waco explosion news to spread malware

Once again, cybercriminals are leaping at the opportunity to take advantage of breaking news stories to spread malware.

Snapchat sexting spam - how to stop messages from Honey Crush 9 and her friends

Snapchat sexting spam - did you get a message from Honey Crush 9?

Many Snapchat users complain that they were sent photos from scantily-clad women with names such as "Honey.Crush9" inviting them to join them in a Skype conversation.

Here's what happened, and how to stop it from happening again.

Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

With sick inevitability, cybercriminals have exploited interest in the breaking news story of the explosions at the Boston Marathon by spreading malware.

Mali offers free .ML domains to anyone. What could *possibly* go wrong?

Mali offers free .ML domains to anyone. What could *possibly* go wrong?

It's good news if you're a cybercriminal.

But probably not something that's going to do much good for one of the world's poorest countries.

Linkless Italian phishers quote Shakespeare in an attempt to defeat security products

Linkless Italian phishers quote Shakespeare in an attempt to defeat security products

O, frailty, thy name is insecure pet supply website operators...

Spammers think quoting Hamlet is a way to help them steal usernames and passwords - but they're wrong.

German net users targeted by Skype email malware attack

German net users targeted by Skype email malware attack

SophosLabs has intercepted a malware attack, hitting many German internet users today, disguised as an email from Skype with the title "Wir haben Ihre Bestellung geliefert".

Bill Gates offers $5000 for Facebook sharing? It's just not that funny

Bill Gates offers $5000 for Facebook sharing? It's just not that funny

Bill Gates may be a billionaire, but if he's going to splash his cash around he's got better things to do with it than give it to people who simply share a photo of him on Facebook.

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

Apparently Sgt Jack Lenz is looking for a "loyal and trusting person".

Well, that's *us* - right?

Has your Hewlett-Packard ScanJet printer just tried to infect your PC with malware?

Has your Hewlett-Packard ScanJet printer just tried to infect your PC with malware?

Beware! Cybercriminals have attempted to infect computers worldwide, disguising their attack as an email claiming to come from a scanner in your office.

"We apologise for the previous apology" - NZ gov dept in email CC: double-blunder

A government department in New Zealand has had to apologise twice after mixing up CC: and BCC: when apologising for mixing up CC: and BCC:.

It's a really easy mistake to make, so take a moment to remind yourself why it's a bad idea...

Fake Zendesk security notice spammed out, directs traffic to Canadian drug websites

Fake Zendesk security notice spammed out, directs traffic to Canadian drug websites

Should you trust the security notice you have just been emailed, telling you to watch out for scam emails and to use hard-to-crack passwords?

Perhaps not...

A DHL delivery which is nothing but malware - Windows users warned of email attack

A DHL delivery which is nothing but malware - Windows users warned of email attack

Have you received an email from DHL about a failed package delivery?

Please remember to be on your guard. Cybercriminals are once again up to their old tricks.

Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Malware campaigns spammed out in the last 24 hours have pretended to be breaking news stories from the likes of CNN and the BBC.

Express Shipment Notification emails contain malware

Express Shipment Notification emails contain malware

Online criminals have spammed out messages, claiming to come from DHL Express International, that are designed to install malware onto the computers of unsuspecting PC users.

Google Glass pre-order scammers set up shop on the web

Google Glass

Do you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on Google's internet-enabled Glass technology?

If so, be careful to keep an eye open for scammers and spammers.

Malware poses as booking confirmation email from Welsh seaside hotel

Malware poses as booking confirmation email from Welsh seaside hotel

Heads up folks!

A seaside hotel in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, has become the unwilling participant in a widespread malware attack spammed around the world. Don't be fooled into infecting your PC.

Chess CAPTCHA - a serious defence against spammers?

Chess CAPTCHA - a serious defence against spammers?

Spammers are told they have to solve a chess puzzle before they can leave junk messages.