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A phishing scam that tricked people with what appeared to be Google Docs links was doused by the internet giant after spreading wildly on May 3, 2017. [Read More]
Researchers claim to have found serious flaws in the nomx email security device. Vendor disputes findings [Read More]
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) embedded in some Internet connected devices allows an attacker to bypass authentication by simply sending random values in specific requests. [Read More]
Tracking pixel image files can track user behavior have started to emerge in phishing campaigns, where hackers use them to gather information on their targets. [Read More]
Company run by known spammers inadvertently leaked sensitive information about its operations, including 1.4 billion user records [Read More]
Google hands over Gmail end-to-end encryption app E2EMail to the community [Read More]
Unpatched vulnerabilities in Java and Python allow attackers to use FTP injections to bypass firewalls, including from Cisco and Palo Alto Networks [Read More]
Google shares data on the malware, phishing and spam emails targeting corporate Gmail inboxes [Read More]
IBM researchers believe Shamoon used macro-enabled documents and PowerShell scripts to infect victims [Read More]
Spoofed emails could easily land in user’s Gmail inboxes without even warning them of suspicious activity, security researchers have discovered. [Read More]

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Erin O’Malley's picture
Conventional email security solutions may defend against spam, viruses, and malware, but they don’t defend against ignorance or egregious stupidity.
Bill Sweeney's picture
As data moves online, social engineering techniques have become far more personalized, technologically advanced and ultimately successful.
Travis Greene's picture
Yahoo's “Account Key” uses push notifications to their Yahoo Mail app on mobile devices. Will this securely replace passwords and two-factor authentication?
Travis Greene's picture
In the case of Hilary Clinton's personal email server, we know that Top Secret information was transmitted over a network that likely wasn’t equipped to safeguard it. If her server was a target of foreign state actors, the implications are frightening.
Marc Solomon's picture
Today’s email-based attacks don’t occur at a single point in time and use multiple methods to evade detection. To bolster protection, organizations may turn to a set of disparate products that don’t – and can’t – work together.
Marc Solomon's picture
Recent high-profile security breaches at major retailers stem from the fact that in-store networks and their components are evolving and spawning a range of attack vectors.
Marc Solomon's picture
Many continue to click on links or attachments sent via email without taking any steps to verify the origin of the email or the validity of the link or attachment. It only takes one click to for an attacker to establish a foothold in the target’s systems.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Social engineering attacks can happen at any time. Here are some strategies you can use to help reduce the chances of a successful social engineering/phishing attack you or your organization.
Jon-Louis Heimerl's picture
Was the Mayan Apocalypse was a myth? Since I am a security geek, I just happen to talk about security a lot. What are some security myths I have heard in my conversations with some very bright people?
Tal Be'ery's picture
In this column, Tal analyzes the technical details of the DKIM vulnerability, evaluates possible implications of the exploit, and points to some general lessons.