The second like in the article is spam.
I don't remote load anything in email. Spyware and other malware is all too common.
The only part of this that is related to gmail is that it is a chrome extension that adds the feature to the gmail interface. It sends the user an email link to view the message on a webpage, and then deletes the message later. It probably captures select and right click events in order to be "secure" too. In short, it is garbage.
So, it's not email then. "Go to this website, we have a message for you." No.
I use Lynx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Which is why the UK government also wants to ban the use of VPNs.
Spam has been moving towards web based services for a while now. Almost all message boards have antispam measures now; every now and then you may run into an orphaned board without such measures, and it'll be wall to wall spam. The ratio of spam and legitimate posts on my Wordpress site used to be over 10/1 until I added some (premium) spam control, but a few spams still make it through.
It makes more sense for spammers to target blog comments for the simple fact that many people can view a single spam as opposed to just one email recipient. Add to the fact that anti-spam technology for blogs is not as advanced as it is for email and it's like spammer paradise.
Crooks are also moving into advertising networks. The a mount of malware that is distributed through advertisements is not insignificant.
If my university charted charging to send and receive email I would just stick to using my own email for free (per email).
The real fix is to charge for email. To send an email, have a 2 cent charge. 1 cent goes to the ISP, and the other to a governing and enforcement body -- the ePost Office.
This has to be a troll right?
Spammers simply won't pay some fancy communication tax.
The Russians have done it better.
Companies want their own privatized protocol and bind their user in their own services: Whatsapp, Telegram, Line, Hangouts, iMessage and etc., and I can't talk to my friends if they're on a different service. Are we entering a age when good old Internet spirits are no more respected? Or is it just how this world should be in the first place?
We're going back to the days of bulletin boards where you can only talk to people on the same service. We are going backwards.
Why does a person who weighs 80kg (176lbs) get the same baggage allowance as a person who weights 120kg (264lbs)?
Always keep your software up-to-date for security reasons!
I hear the NSA have taken over development of OpenSSL. Oh look.... a new patch...
The release says: "we have found no evidence that encrypted user vault data was taken"
Exactly, so changing you master password will defend against this.
IF they had the database, but we're not talking about that. We're talking about the current attack.
With an encrypted database, the old password still works with the old copy of the database. Changing it only works if they got your old password and want to use it on the newly encrypted database.
Except the attackers are not believed to have accessed any of the databases. In either case I set my master password on the assumption that it will be subjected to offline attacks, as should everyone.