Steve Riley on Security

Formerly of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group.

August, 2007

  • Innovative spam subject lines

    Speaking of spam ( previous post about Microsoft sweepstakes scams), while trolling through my junk email folder I noticed these today: "You have exactly repeated the views of the immortal Emmanuel on that subject." "The river of time itself consisted...
  • Bogus Microsoft sweepstakes emails

    Over the past month I've received at least three enquiries from people asking about the legitimacy of emails claiming the recipients have won large amounts of money in a Microsoft sweepstakes or lottery -- often 500,000 British pounds. This is an easy...