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Email security, Network security

Why you should fear phishing more than data breaches

November 13, 2017

Via: CSO Online

For some people, Google controls most of their identity online, and losing access to that critical account could be devastating. A recent study from Google and UC Berkeley examined the various ways accounts are compromised, and determined that phishing attacks […]


Email security

Thirty Percent of CEO Email Accounts Exposed in Breaches: Study

October 25, 2017

Via: Security Week

Thirty percent of CEOs from the world’s largest organizations have had their company email address and password stolen from a breached service. Given the continuing tendency for users to employ simple passwords and reuse the same passwords across multiple accounts, […]


Email security, Network security

Google Advanced Protection Trades Ease-of-Use for Security

October 19, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Government officials and journalists who use Google services were the first to be invited to use advanced Gmail account security services announced Tuesday. Experts say it’s no security panacea, but tools provided under the Google banner called Advanced Protection empower […]


Email security

Google Bolsters Security for Select Groups

October 18, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

Business leaders, political campaign teams, journalists, and other high-risk groups will receive advanced email and account protection. Google is launching an “advanced protection program” that aims to offer greater email and account protection to journalists, business leaders, political campaign teams, […]


Email security

Phishing Emails that Invoke Fear, Urgency, Get the Most Clicks

October 12, 2017

Via: Dark Reading

The most commonly clicked phishing emails include urgent calls to action, or exploit victims’ desire for popularity. If an employee receives an email about a data breach, chances are they’re going to click. If an “important” or “urgent” message arrives […]


Email security

New research details the privacy implications of email tracking

October 2, 2017

Via: CSO Online

How many times a day do you check email? We know that web trackers snoop and stalk us when we surf, but the same could be said of email tracking. In fact, it’s much more intense than you likely realized […]


Email security

Adobe Accidentally Posts Private PGP Key

September 25, 2017

Via: Security Week

Adobe’s product security incident response team (PSIRT) accidentally published a private PGP key on its blog. The compromised key was quickly revoked and a new key was generated after the incident came to light. Adobe PSIRT updated its PGP key […]


Email security, Vulnerabilities

Internal Communications of Many Firms Exposed by Helpdesk Flaws

September 22, 2017

Via: Security Week

The way some companies have set up support systems can expose their internal communications to malicious actors, warned a researcher who used a newly discovered security hole to hack dozens of organizations. Belgium-based bug bounty hunter Inti De Ceukelaire initially […]


Email security

Spambot Contains ‘Mind-Boggling’ Amount of Email, SMTP Credentials

August 31, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Researchers have managed to penetrate a spam bot and uncover a massive list of 711 million records that includes email addresses, email and password combinations (some in cleartext), and SMTP credentials and configuration files. Troy Hunt who runs the Have […]


Email security, Phishing

Business Email Compromise Campaign Harvesting Credentials in Numerous Industries

August 24, 2017

Via: Threat Post

A business email compromise campaign emanating out of Western Africa is targeting companies in a wide swathe of industries, bucking a trend of these scams focusing on wire fraud and targeting CEOs. The criminals are using phishing emails with links […]