DMARC: Is It Really a Solution to the Spoofing and Phishing Problem?

Spoofing and phishing, the practice in which criminals send e-mails masquerading as a trusted source in order to obtain users’credentials or install malware on the victim’s computer, has long been a problem that has plagued financial institutions, the healthcare industry, law firms and others. The concept is simple: an e-mail is sent that appears to […]

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Don’t Be Spoofed!

This is the high season for e-mail spoofing where cyber criminals pretend to be your bank, retailer or other business attempting to get your private information, steal your identity or install a virus on your computer. These spoof e-mails range from crude attempts to very convincing. Good spoofs can fool the casual, or even the […]

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The Next Great Phishing Opportunity

By Robert Uomini, Ph.D For many years, financial institutions, from the smallest local savings and loans with a few hundred depositors to nationally-known banks having tens of millions of retail customers, have been plagued by spoofers: individuals and organizations masquerading as banks or other trusted entities in order to gain access to customers’ credentials for […]

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Google Study: Handcrafted E-mail Spoofs VERY Effective

We all hear about the automated attacks where cyber-criminals try to fool us into responding to an e-mail that leads us to giving up sensitive information about ourselves. They are sent to millions of people and are usually easily detected because of their generality. Google just released a study that speaks about criminals that take […]

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Russian hackers use ‘zero-day’ to hack NATO, Ukraine in cyber-spy campaign

If they had been using ChiaraMail technology (ECS) this would have been prevented. The payload never would have been delivered because the sender would not have been verified.   (KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS) By Ellen Nakashima October 13 A Russian hacking group probably working for the government has been exploiting a previously unknown flaw in Microsoft’s Windows […]

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@ the Shows

We participated in the Health 2.0 conference last week and a new conference called Techmanity this week. I talked to some very interesting people that need to find a secure way of sending their e-mails. Even though in Healthcare there are systems in place at large providers there is still a need for sending common […]

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How to Stop Celebrities From Exposing Themselves

It turns out the recent  iCloud celebrity “hack” wasn’t really a hack at all. There wasn’t some super genius computer geek that through superior knowledge of Apple’s infrastructure found a way into their inner system. It required no more skill than a common thief tricking celebrities  into thinking an email they constructed was from Apple […]

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The Encryption Dilemma

Recently the Mercury News printed an Associated Press article entitled “More turn to encrypted email amid spying fears”. you can read the article here and I have attached it below as well. The article states that many internet companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook are now automatically encrypting users’ messages given the recent privacy concerns. […]

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