Email Phishing Scam Alert

The bad people trying to make the world worse never take a day off, so why should I? – Bob Marley. Email Phishing Scam Alert Scammers never stop. Constantly tweaking, wheedling, and trying to entice you to click their links. Whilst you don’t have to work all day against the scammers, you should always be…

Email Attachments, What’s The Big Deal?

In the earliest days of messaging between remotely connected computers, email was purely a text based (7bit) system. At the time each character sent was considered an expense. An expense not only because of the hideous cost of very low bandwidth across any distance but also because of the limited bandwidth. So, we should remember…

New Phishing Scam Asks You to Manage Your Undelivered Email

IBM X-Force reports: BleepingComputer published an article on a new phishing scam attempting to trick users into providing their Outlook Web App credentials. The body of the email claims that there are various messages that require user approval before delivering. Each email entry is accompanied by a link to release, whitelist, or deny the associated…

What’s Wrong With Your Pa$$word?

Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users — and secured sites — make to compromise security. And how, you may ask, did she study thousands of real passwords without compromising the security of any users? That’s a story in itself. It’s secret data worth…