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Highlights from BSides Las Vegas & DEF CON 24 - Part 1 - BSides Las Vegas

While summer invokes nostalgia of beaches, volleyball, and sunscreen for many, white hats look forward to a different kind of trip every summer. Every summer brings the anticipation of what is known as "Hacker Summer Camp" to mind. This year did not let us down. For those of you who are not familiar with this, Las Vegas is...

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Q1's Global Security Report Findings Are Out

Every quarter, we release our Global Security Report, our latest spam and malware findings from the previous quarter. Today we unveiled Q1 2016’s report, which has confirmed that the levels of spam and malware email traffic during Q1 has already surpassed total levels documented during the whole of 2015, totaling at 2.3...

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Google’s Warning (And Why It’s Not Enough)

Kudos to Google for alerting Gmail users when they are about to send or receive mail that is not protected by Transport Layer Security (TLS). It’s certainly a step in the right direction, but it promotes the idea that TLS equals encryption.

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Affected by the IT security shake ups?

First Apptix, then McAfee, now MailFoundry. Thanks to shake ups in IT security, it seems like it’s harder to hold onto a spam and virus filtering solution than it is to herd cats. Fortunately, AppRiver is privately held, meaning we control our services’ destinies, not the board room. And as for our services, SecureTide™...

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5 Questions Partners Should Be Asking about McAfee Product Discontinuation

As Intel Security brings its McAfee software-as-a-service products to end-of-life, it naturally raises questions among the partner community, especially those who originally signed on with MX Logic and stayed on through the acquisitions.

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QuickBooks themed emails carry hidden threat

One of this morning’s most active malware campaigns is posing as QuickBooks payment confirmations. Intuit’s QuickBooks is a very popular financial management software/service with millions of worldwide users.  One of the services functions is to manage and pay bills so it might be very routine for many people to receive...

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Three Questions about Online Security

When you give your personal information to a financial institution, government, or insurance company, you have a certain level of trust that they will do everything in their power to keep it safe. It’s easy to forget that at the same time you’re filling out paperwork online, in the dark world of cybercrime, hackers are...

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Questions Apptix Hosted Exchange Customers Should be Asking

Last week, managed services provider Apptix announced it is shutting down its hosted Exchange service and selling part of its cloud customer division to GoDaddy. The plan is for Apptix customers who are currently on its hosted Exchange platform to migrate to GoDaddy’s Office 365.

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10 BYOD Pain Points and Security Tips from an Expert

Recently, CompTIA announced that 53 percent of private businesses do not allow BYOD at all, which is up 19 percent (from 34 percent) since 2013. We sat down with Jim Rhodes, Mobile Solutions Supervisor at AppRiver to discuss mobile BYOD pain points that may be contributing to the mass exodus from BYOD, as well as offer...

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Blackmail Messages: Ashley Madison Users Become Targets

We recently uncovered messages that target Ashley Madison account holders directly. The sender is attempting to extort/blackmail the individual named in the message to the tune of about $450(USD). The messages state that the sender will mail a letter outlining their activity on the Ashley Madison website to the...

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