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2FA and DMARC

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2-factor authentication has become more vulnerable to attacks, making DMARC even more important. Recently, a researcher in named Piotr Duszyński released an open source project that allows attackers to automate a phishing attack that bypasses 2-factor authentication. The new tool,…
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The Value (and Risk) of DMARC Quarantine

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Protect your paycheck! Direct deposit make depositing your paycheck automatic and simple… Until something goes wrong. That’s what recently happened to several Wichita State University (WSU) employees. They received an email with a link prompting them to login using their…
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Email Spoofing and your Bank

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Alert!! STCU is warning members about a phishing email that is circulating in an attempt to steal login credentials from members. Phishing and Your Bank According to the report, there is an “official-looking” email claiming to be from STCU (Spokane…
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DMARC in Higher Education

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There was another news article about universities that became the targets of a phishing attack. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a very big headline since it is all too common for a university to be targeted. An article from bleepingcomputer.com stated that…
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How to Verify an Email’s Sender

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You have an email. It looks legit and you really want to click that link, but how do you verify that it’s not a phishing scam (and you’re about to give away personal information, money, or access to your accounts or…
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Stop Spoofing Gmail

Stop spoofing Gmail!

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Almost everyone has a personal Gmail account, maybe two or three. But Gmail is not meant to be used for businesses to send email, even small business, even tiny businesses. Gmail obviously doesn’t want you to misuse their service like…
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How to send a Spoofed Email

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Sending an email from an email account that you don’t control is called email spoofing. The problem with spoofed messages compared to other phishing messages (e.g. Nigerian Prince schemes) is that spoofed emails usually impersonate someone the recipient trusts. Essentially,…
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Oklahoma phishing Attack

Phishing is NOT ‘OK’

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Oklahoma state auditor’s office has become the target of a phishing attack. We’ve been warning that state governments need to start using email authentication; this is exactly why!   According to this article, there’s an email circulating claiming to be…
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MassCEC spear phishing attack

Another Successful Spear Phishing Attack

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According to the Boston Herald, The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center fell victim to a business email compromise scam (BEC scam), which is a type of phishing attack also called spear phishing. Spear phishing? In spear phishing scenarios, the attacker sends…
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2017 FBI Internet Crime Report

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It all starts with phishing… This month, the FBI released its 2017 Internet Crime report, which details the amount and type of internet crime reported over the year. According to the report, 3 primary types of attacks were reported- Email…
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