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Published Thursday, April 03, 2014 11:08 PM by Charles Renert
Our annual threat report is an opportunity for Websense Security Labs researchers to analyze the previous year-while providing security professionals with insight they can use to effectively adapt their future security strategies. Visit www.websense.com...

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:30 AM by Bob Hansmann
The 2013 Threat Report from the Websense® Security Labs (WSL) is now available. The report details mobile, social, email and web-based threats, and while it is full of ominous data points, it is a very interesting read. The report is designed to help...

Published Thursday, February 07, 2013 1:00 PM by Bob Hansmann
The 2013 Threat Report from Websense Security Labs is now available for pre-order. In it, you'll learn about alarming increases in threats, and how it's creating a real crisis of trust among security professionals and the users they support. Websense's...

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:05 AM by Chris Astacio
From mass Wordpress compromises to a spear-phishing attack on the White House, there is no doubt cybercriminals gained confidence and momentum in 2012. The Websense Security Labs looked at recent security and attack trends to come up with hypotheses of...

Published Saturday, December 03, 2011 6:28 AM by Charles Renert
As soon as I heard about today’s Pew Internet Trust and American Life Project survey that says most people surf the Internet for no particular reason—I immediately thought of our recent research showing that the leisure, or fun side of the...

Published Friday, July 22, 2011 4:55 PM by Patrik Runald
Websense Security Labs has found an alarming number of Facebook scams taking advantage of today’s tragedy in Oslo, Norway. Right now it seems to be infecting one user every second . The scam is a form of ‘clickjacking’ that replicates...

Published Wednesday, July 06, 2011 8:30 AM by Patrick Murray
In the first two installments in this series, I talked about getting rid of the FUD around APTs and why they should matter to you, even if you aren’t a government agency, or one of the biggest companies on earth. Now let’s get down to the...

Published Monday, May 09, 2011 4:37 AM by Patrik Runald
Cybercriminals are on the move again. And, this time, Canada is the prime target. IP addresses in China and Eastern Europe are highly scrutinized and undergoing intense evaluation. So hackers are on a quest to move their networks to countries, like Canada...

Published Thursday, January 06, 2011 6:03 PM by Carl Leonard

This morning I spoke with the BBC News to discuss possible explanations about why spam levels appear to be falling in recent months. Are spammers re-grouping? Are they simply moving from targeting email to social media? Click here to read the full BBC News article.

In 2010, Websense Security Labs found that 89.9% of all unwanted emails contained links to spam sites or malicious websites —an increase of 4% over 2009. However, there have been signs that spammers are turning to alternative methods other than e-mail for distributing their messages - such as Facebook and Twitter. As long as spammers can generate a profit from their activities, email spam isn’t going away, and will continue to be spread to other profitable areas, including social media. Check out our recent Threat Report, for more details.

It’s important that individuals, organizations, and celebrities protect their Facebook page and blogs from spam and malicious content. Free for individuals, our Defensio product helps brands protect their reputation and maintain their fans’ trust, by analyzing, classifying and removing unsavory user-generated content (whether it is malicious, spam, or even profanity).

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