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  • Here's how to secure your email and avoid becoming a 'Petraeus'

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 4:23 pm

    Take a look at where Petraeus and Broadwell went wrong so you can better secure your email and protect your privacy online.
  • After 40 years, email security still elusive, experts say

    Posted April 29, 2011 - 11:34 am

    According to the survey, conducted by secure messaging provider VaporSteam Inc., nearly three-fourths of respondents from large companies say they've violated compliance rules via email.
  • Classmates.com Sued Over Deceptive Emails

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 5:47 am

    Ars Technica is reporting that a customer of Classmates.com, a people finding and social networking service, is suing them for sending deceptive emails that trick people into signing up for their paid service. Read the rest of this entry>>

  • A solution to email-based bank phishing attacks

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 12:01 pm

    A research note from TowerGroup, sponsored by IBM, addresses the issue of security in online banking, and the techniques that cybercriminals are using to gain access to online bank accounts. Although the report, published in 2005, is a bit outdated, its message still hits home.
  • Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report Highlights Email Threats

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 5:29 am

    Microsoft released its Security Intelligence Report this week, providing some interesting insights into vulnerabilities and security trends. According to the report, several common operating systems have dropped.
  • Magic Quadrant for Email Security

    Posted November 5, 2008 - 10:19 am

    There have been a rash of press releases recently from companies listed in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Email Security Boundaries. The twenty vendors mentioned are categorized as either leaders, challengers, visionaries or niche players.
  • ICANN Lowers Boom On EstDomains

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 11:55 am

    ICANN, the organization charged with overseeing the address system of the internet, has revoked the right of notorious registrar EstDomains to sell domain names. EstDomains is known as a registrar that caters to phishers, spammers, and other cybercriminals. ICANN handed down its decision after the company’s president was convicted of fraud.
  • New law requiring email encryption takes effect

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 5:01 am

    The Nevada law that requires businesses to encrypt data that is transmitted to customers took effect this month, and is expected to have an impact far beyond the state’s borders. An article in today’s Wall Street Journal highlighted some of the challenges of the bill, to which all companies doing business with people in Arizona must comply.
  • Digital Signatures

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 5:44 am

    I’ve spoken about Certificate Authorities and Certificates already. Remember that Certificates include: a public key, the owner and a digital signature. Well you’ve probably asked “what is a digital signature” and how do you “digitally sign” a certificate?
  • Spam business is booming despite legislation

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 6:26 am

    Ferris Research recently predicted that there would be 40 trillion spam messages sent this year. It would seem then, that we have a continuing problem on our hands, especially since spam has morphed from simple, but annoying, advertisements to Trojan horses and links to malware-infected web sites. The focus of spam has changed.
  • Single Email Opens a Bank Account

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 5:53 am

    According to information recently released by the United States Department of Justice, a single email left a company wide open for bank fraud. This is an excellent example for administrators to provide continuous reminders to email users.
  • E-Mail Hacking Sarah Palin

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 5:39 am

    So it happened again. Another email account broken into. This time it wasn’t the glitterati – read Paris Hilton - that got stung. Nor was it an office staffer such as what Kenneth Kwak did at the Department of Education a couple years ago.
  • Phishing Email Trends Reported by the APWG

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 5:35 am

    The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the global pan-industrial and law enforcement association focused on eliminating the fraud and identity theft that result from phishing, pharming and email spoofing of all types.
  • Spam Filter Blamed For Fouling Up Lawsuit

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 5:32 am

    A federal judge dismissed a Pennsylvania woman’s lawsuit, claiming her attorney ignored both a dismissal motion and an order to respond to it. The attorney is appealing, saying the judge’s emails got caught in his spam folder.
  • Verizon exposes the wrong 1,200 e-mail addresses

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 9:13 am

    This should be a vendor's first rule when inviting 1,200 IT pros to a seminar about securing data and protecting personal information: Make sure you protect the personal information of the 1,200 professionals you're trying to impress.
  • NCUA Publishes an Email and Vishing Fraud Alert

    Posted October 3, 2008 - 11:01 am

    The U.S. National Credit Union Administration introduces a another type of scam called vishing. This was included in an Internet / email fraud alert to all credit unions.
  • New legislation may help ensure email privacy

    Posted October 3, 2008 - 10:55 am

    Homeland Security’s outrageous policy of unwarranted search and seizure of electronic devices such as laptops at the border is being called to task, by Senators Feingold, Cantwell, Wyden, and Akaka through the Traveler’s Privacy Protection Act of 2008 (S.
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