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Category: Email security


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 […]


Email security, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Patches Several Outlook Vulnerabilities

August 1, 2017

Via: Security Week

Microsoft has released patches for several important vulnerabilities affecting Outlook, the professional email and calendar application included in the Office suite. The tech giant pointed out that none of the flaws have been disclosed and none of them have been […]


Email security

Endpoint Protection: Spotting the Cyber Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

July 25, 2017

Via: Security Week

When I worked as a Principal Researcher at RSA Labs around year 2000, I was tasked to identify what might affect our revenue stream. “Anything,” I thought. Upon further reflection, I argued that criminals would start trying to steal passwords […]


Email security, Phishing

Protecting your email against phishing attacks

July 19, 2017

Via: Panda Security

Email is one of the most popular ways people stay in touch, for both at work and at home. One report found that there were 205 billion emails sent every day in 2015 – and this is expected to rise […]


Email security

Business Email Compromise: Attackers Strike Back

June 30, 2017

Via: DataBreach Today

In the wake of the surge in business email compromise incidents, many organizations have implemented new anti-phishing controls. But the attackers are countering the counter-measures, says Agari’s Wes Dobry. What is the best response? In a video interview at Information […]


Email security

End-to-end email encryption with no central point of attack

June 16, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

A seamless, easy-to-use, and secure end-to-end encrypted business collaboration tool with no central point of attack is a holy grail for every business, and Boston-based security company PreVeil believes they have the right solution on hand. “The idea of PreVeil […]


Email security

New Machine Learning Behind Early Phishing Detection in Gmail

June 1, 2017

Via: Threat Post

Cybercrime and state-sponsored advanced attacks continue to cling to email as a primary distribution vehicle for first-stage malware. Phishing campaigns thrive in targeted attacks, and criminals have even resuscitated old-school macro malware in attachments to gain that initial foothold on […]


Email security, Phishing

Majority of workers blindly open email attachments

May 4, 2017

Via: Help Net Security

The vast majority (82 percent) of users open email attachments if they appear to be from a known contact, despite the prevalence of well-known sophisticated social engineering attacks, according to Glasswall. Of these respondents, 44 percent open these email attachments […]