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RSA: The TLD Explosion

One of Thursday’s RSA sessions discussed the sudden rise of thousands of new top level domains (TLDs) and some unexplored areas that are now subject to abuse that weren’t before. Chris Larson and Daniel Hardman, researchers at Blue Coat, presented some background and findings. With only a few domains available, most notably .com, there was […]

RSA: Key 2016 Trends in Malware

One of Tuesday’s RSA sessions discussed cyber-crime trends for 2016. Sophos’ Global Head of Security Research James Lyne investigated the level of sophistication among current cyber-criminals and discovered the following: Some of them have a high degree of “professionalism” On a site he found selling credit cards and other personal identity information on the Dark […]

Cloudmark’s Annual Global Threat Report for 2015

Cloudmark’s Annual Threat Report for 2015 is now available and covers the following topics: A look at how enterprises are trying to combat spear phishing and how well these attempts succeed or fail, according to a new survey of 300 companies How the Swizzor malware propagates by camouflaging itself to evade spam filters The risks for brands […]

We Rate the Election Campaigns

With the interminable American Presidential election season now hitting full speed we thought we would grade the campaigns on their mailing practices. The CAN-SPAN law that governs commercial bulk email in the US does not apply to political email, but it is still a good idea to follow best practices when contacting your supporters, if […]

Spear Phishing: The Secret Weapon Behind the Worst Cyber Attacks

To users, spear phishing emails may seem like innocent requests for information or other forms of benign contact, potentially appearing to even come from a person or company a user is friendly or familiar with. But for attackers, spear phishing emails are most often the best way to get the keys to the kingdom. Most […]

Survey Reveals Spear Phishing as a Top Security Concern to Enterprises

In 13 years of protecting hundreds of millions of end users from email and mobile spam, Cloudmark has seen billions of malicious emails, giving the company an inside view of the threats that come from messaging environments. We’ve seen the rise of phishing emails and their effects. And more recently, in the past several years, […]

2016 Security Predictions

The stream of massive data breaches continued in 2015. It seems that no sector was immune to hacking: banks, government, dating sites, healthcare, ISPs, and even security companies were compromised. Anywhere there was sensitive data hackers were trying to obtain it, and in many cases they succeeded. However, hacking is not entirely without risks, and […]

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