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Scam email targets Apple App Store developers, tries to steal Apple ID password

Scam email targets Apple developers, tries to steal Apple ID password

A scam email is spreading around targeting App Store developers. At a quick glance it looks legit, especially if you check the email from the iPhone or iPad.

The emails “warns” Apple App Store developers that their Apple account has been frozen temporarily and immediate action is required. As expected the email asks for a (fake) update to the Apple ID account. This is where the scam part starts. This is not an email coming from Apple, neither the link points to any Apple related website for developers. (more…)

How not to comment

We get tons of emails and comments over at every day. Lots of spam, a handful of friendly messages,...

I see no spam, i am dead


As of this writing, 83% of all comments or 11,951,185,908 of them are spam according to Akismet, a spam capturing service from Matt Mullenweg and the good fellows at Automattic. Think that for a moment and try to realize the magnitude of almost 12 billion spam messages captured by one and only service, Akismet, in just a small portion of the web. There is spam in email, forums and other sites too, not to mention other tools and services fighting against botnets and zombie computers.

Earth has approximately 6,740,000,000 human inhabitants as of November 2008. Projections indicate that the world’s human population will reach seven billion in 2013 and 9.2 billion in 2050. The analogy is 2 spam messages for every single human being on this planet including newborns, uneducated persons and individuals with no access to the internet. Even if spam disappears from the intertubes tomorrow and man kind makes it to 2050, there will be enough spam to target almost 9 billion minds and souls 40 years from now. (more…)