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How Google Defends Gmail Users from Attacks
Though there was at least one successful high-profile phishing attack against a Gmail user in 2016, Google is aggressively defending its millions of Gmail users. SAN FRANCISCO — Google's Gmail web email...
Tax season, scam season: Don’t fall for CRA income tax email scams
With tax season looming, cyber criminals are gearing up to take advantage of unsuspecting Canadians by posing as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), often requesting personal information or money in exchange...
7 Email Security Risks You Need to Defend Against in 2017
It's a fact: 2016 was the most active year yet for email hacking. From former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell to John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee, many email hacks were high-profile...
Microsoft Warns of Emails Bearing Sneaky PDF Phishing Scams
Instead of trying to cram malware into inboxes, attackers are increasingly using PDF-based social engineering schemes to to trick victims into handing over sensitive data or email login passwords. On...
Office 365 just made emails a good deal safer
Microsoft is doubling-down on security of late, pushing Windows 10 heavily on this front, and the company is also busy making its online productivity suite more secure, with the latest move being the...
Airbnb co-founder was a spam 'pioneer,' new book says
Before Nathan Blecharczyk became Airbnb's co-founder and chief technology officer, he was one of the "pioneers" of the email spamming business, according to a new book excerpted by Bloomberg. Blecharczyk...
A Gmail phishing scam is tricking users into handing over their private info
A newly discovered phishing scam is tricking even the most tech-savvy Gmail users into handing over their login information.According to security researchers, the newly discovered attack takes users to...
Here’s why you’ll probably want to turn off browser autofill
It’s annoying to type your personal details — name, address, phone numbers, all the rest of it — every time you need to fill out on online form.Browser makers realized this years ago, which is why your...
France 'Right to Disconnect' Law: Do We Need Rules To Reclaim Personal Time?
Some European companies have introduced restrictions on use of email outside of business hours. Automaker Volkswagen prevents its email servers from delivering messages to employees in Germany when they...
Man who says he invented e-mail sues Techdirt for disputing claim
Dennis Yang reader comments 37 Share this story Shiva AyyaduraiDarlene DeVitaTechdirt founder Mike Masnick often takes no prisoners when it comes to his writings about intellectual property, net neutrality,...
Dynamics 365 Provides Timely CRM Hints With Relationship Insights
The December 2016 update includes capabilities called Relationship Insights helps sales professionals build productive customer contacts. Relationship Insights is now available in preview as part of...
Mimecast Providing Enterprise Email Protection to Office 365 Customers
A year after its IPO, Mimecast's platform blocks email security threats and enhances uptime for hundreds of corporate customers. Fresh off a major milestone, Mimecast is ramping up its efforts to protect...
Top 7 best email marketing services
The way companies present and market themselves has changed radically over the last few years. With more consumers using internet-connected devices, digital marketing has become a crucial area of business...
Social Media, Cyber-Politics Took Center Stage in 2016 Election
NEWS ANALYSIS: The internet and the political process have been intertwined for 20 years, but never before have social media and even cyber-spying been used to such an enormous extent to shape voter sentiment....
How Organizations Can Protect Against Ransomware
When it comes to ransomware, making sure that companies have a prevention, continuity, and backup and recovery plan in place is paramount. If this sounds like generally a good IT practice, it is. In fact,...
Got an email saying Trump’s quitting race? It’s a scam
There’s another reason why Americans might be feeling stressed out about the presidential election: computer security experts are noting a rise in phishing attacks tied to the big vote on Nov. 8.Perhaps...
How to Identify and Deal With Phishing Email
In October, most people look forward to pumpkin carving, changing weather and, if you're Canadian, Thanksgiving. But for those in the security world, October also is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month....
Yahoo switches email forwarding back on after it was 'temporarily disabled'
If you attempted to set up automatic email forwarding in Yahoo Mail over the past few days, you may have run into a problem: you couldn't.That's because Yahoo disabled the feature, leaving users unable...
Dozens of U.S. lawmakers request briefing on Yahoo email scanning
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of 48 lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday asked the Obama administration to brief Congress "as soon as possible" about a 2015 Yahoo program...
Thousands hit in mass email server hack
A cyber security report has identified foreign powers as the most serious threat to national security. Participants in the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival and other fitness events have been hit by an...
Yahoo accused of forcing users to stay by disabling email forwarding
As Yahoo’s embattled email service suffers through a slew of bad news, including a hack that compromised more than 500 million accounts, some users are finding it hard to leave. Story continues below...
I have Yahoo email and wouldn't mind government snooping: Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Washington-based Aspen Institute think tank, believes the government needs more access and authority when it comes to protecting and watching online user activity. Speaking...
Yahoo ‘secretly scanned emails for a US government agency’
Yahoo has been accused of scanning user emails for either the FBI or NSAZUMA Wire/REX/ShutterstockBy New Scientist staff and Press AssociationYahoo has secretly scanned hundreds of millions of incoming...
Yahoo gave US govt access to emails
The 500 million users affected by Thursday?s Yahoo cyberattack are the most recent victims of the rising data breach issue across the world. Here?s a look back at the last few years? biggest breaches....
Email hack could be "existential crisis" for Yahoo
SAN FRANCISCO Yahoo has been struggling for years to keep people coming back to its digital services such as email. That challenge just got more daunting after hackers stole sensitive information from...
Media: Suspected Russian Cyberattack Targets German Parties
German security officials say a cyberattack believed to be directed by Russia targeted journalists and lawmakers in recent weeks. The domestic intelligence agency BfV says the German Parliament, at least...
Microsoft Solving Cloud Identity Account Overlap Problem
Microsoft is working to untangle user accounts that straddle both its consumer and corporate cloud services, helping administrators keep a tighter lid on corporate data. With one foot in the corporate...
Tim Cook hints that new MacBooks are on the way
We were hoping to see a new MacBook of some kind (either Air or Pro) at Apple's big press event last week where the new iPhone was launched, but sadly that didn't happen – although we might not have too...
Top 10 Outlook 2016 tips
IntroductionOutlook has long been a fixture of many organisation's email and scheduling workflows, and for good reason: it's solid, easy to use, and keeps everything – all your addresses, mails, appointments...
George Bush painting hacker jailed
A Romanian hacker nicknamed "Guccifer," who helped expose the existence of a private email domain Hillary Clinton used when she was U.S. secretary of state, is sentenced to 52 months in prison. Linda So...
Amazon sends bizarre email in Chinese to suspended sellers
When put through Google translate from Chinese to English, with a little cleaning up, the e-mail reads: Hello:Your account information you provided was reviewed and we decided to allow you to re-sell...
Don't click on that: Google updates email warnings
Google will send you new warnings you when you're getting sketchy email, the company said in a blog post Wednesday.It's meant to help you decide whether you really want to open an email and click on any...
iPhone users targeted in elaborate scam
Using a different password for every online site and service is critical to your cyber security. Personal Technology Columnist Geoffrey Fowler shows you how password manager programs can help keep track...
BEC Campaign Tricks Company Into Wiring $400K to Hackers
Researchers gained significant insight into a Nigerian business email compromise (BEC) operation that likely costs companies $6 million annually, including one incident where a firm was tricked into sending...
DNC Leaks Show How Difficult It Is to Fully Secure Email
NEWS ANALYSIS: Once again the Democratic Party has been seriously embarrassed by an email leak scandal. But without the leaks the data breach might have been much worse. As this is written, Debbie Wasserman...
Microsoft's Appeal Win in Email Case Has Far-Reaching Implications
NEWS ANALYSIS: An appeals court decision overturning a lower court order requiring Microsoft to turn over email stored overseas has far-reaching implications. Microsoft won a significant legal victory...
Hiri Reinventing Email to Make Users More Effective
Most people check email 96 times a day, though only 10 percent of emails require action. Hiri believes there's a better and more effective way. In a 2012, Paul Graham, co-founder of venture capital firm...
Microsoft Recruiter Email Ignites Social Media Reaction
Microsoft's latest attempt to connect with millennials fell flat. Social media's reaction to a Microsoft recruiter's slang-filled email was swift and brutal. Microsoft this week learned about the dangers...
Key Problem in Clinton Email Case: Backward Regulations
NEWS ANALYSIS: Laws governing the Clinton email case are not unlike standards in general, which always run years behind the innovation in IT. History has recorded the first successful email event going...
Office 365 Outage Causes Email Backup
On June 30, a Microsoft Office 365 outage caused undeliverable emails to pile up in outboxes for some customers in the U.S. Microsoft's cloud stumbled for some business users just as they were preparing...
How Phishing Attacks Impact Real Email
A Return Path study warns marketers of the dire consequences of fraudulent email, as consumers lose trust in a brand impacted by a phishing attack. There is an impact that phishing and fraudulent email...
Should your business only allow encrypted email?
Introduction and when to use encryptionThe business world is a dangerous place. When it comes to email, things can quickly go from bad to worse. While most companies use security for data at rest, the...
Business Email Compromise Gets a New Twist
No longer are business email compromise scams just about getting organizations to send money; now some such attacks are sending fraudulent CEO emails to deliver malware payloads. Business email compromise...
Email spoofers can use major websites to pose a massive threat
Email spoofing is a process whereby cybercriminals can concoct messages that appear to come from a trusted domain – and when that email address spoofs one of the biggest websites in the world, thereby...
Round up: The best free email clients for Windows 2016
Download the best free email clientsWhy use an email client?With webmail services like Gmail and Outlook offering easy email access and mobile apps for all your devices, does the humble email client still...
Netflix among firms checking stolen passwords to protect users
Following database breaches at LinkedIn, Tumblr and MySpace, Netflix is warning customers that email addresses and passwords they used to log in to the streaming-video service had been exposed online....
Quick Tip: Boost Opt-ins with Contact Form 7 for WordPress
You might have heard the saying, “the money is in the list”. Your email list, to be exact. Email marketing is widely considered to be the most powerful form of marketing today, and there are plenty of...
State Department audit says Hillary Clinton voilated email rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton disregarded various State Department guidelines for avoiding cybersecurity risks, an internal audit found Wednesday, faulting her and past secretaries of state for weak...
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Microsoft Readies New Mac Outlook Editor, Expands GigJam Beta
Mac users will soon gain more flexibility in crafting their emails in Outlook 2016. Meanwhile, Microsoft's barrier-busting GigJam app makes its way to more users. This month, Microsoft is rolling out...
Man who claims to have invented e-mail sues Gawker for $35M in libel suit
Howard LakeFurther Reading$115 million verdict in Hulk Hogan sex-tape lawsuit could wipe out GawkerHogan's lawyer: Gawker editor was "playing God" with my client's privacy.The same lawyer who successfully...
Congress bans YahooMail from House, citing attacks
The House of Representatives has banned staffers from accessing YahooMail until further notice, Gizmodo says. Gizmodo's report on Tuesday was based on an email the House's Technology Service Desk sent...
Russia’s Mail.ru denies mass password breach; researcher stands by findings
Comments By: Reuters | Frankfurt | Published:May 7, 2016 1:54 pm Russia’s Mail.ru denies tens of millions of users were at risk after researchers found its data circulating among cyber criminals (Source:...
6 easy ways to get more from your email
If looking at your email inbox makes you want to take a sledgehammer to your computer or your smartphone, you're not alone. A 2015 poll commissioned by software giant Adobe found that people spend more...
EasilyDo’s speedy new mail app puts a smart assistant in your inbox
Productivity app maker EasilyDo is best known for its smart assistant for iPhone that lets you do things like organize your travel plans, track shipments, update your contacts, create personalized...
CloudMagic can now tell you everything about the person who just emailed you
CloudMagic, an email application that today has grown to 4 million users, has just added a useful feature that can aid those who receive a lot of inbound email from unknown persons: Sender Profile....
Gumtree shaken by hack attack
Gumtree admitted its security had been compromised in April 2016, revealing users' personal details. AUSTRALIAN users of the popular online sales site Gumtree may be targeted by online criminals after...
Employees Spend More Time Checking Email Than on Vacation
When it comes to losing sleep over email, nearly 40 percent of Millennials said they have woken up to check work email, a Samanage survey found. Employees are spending a significant amount of time checking...
Autopilot Email Marketing
Autopilot is part customer relationship management (CRM), part email marketing service, but its email features are overshadowed by its sales focus. Its user interface (UI) is modern and attractive (with...
Zoho Campaigns Email Marketing
Zoho offers a whole suite of services, including Zoho CRM and Zoho Docs to name just two. Next to these products and others covering accounting, human resource (HR) management, and much more, Campaigns...
Woman: After I rebuffed my Uber driver’s advances, he tried to rape me
EnlargeOre Huiying/Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 36 Share this story Further ReadingMan claims Uber driver “left him in a pool of blood” after refusing tripA woman in Minnesota has sued Uber,...
Uber denies targeting ex-engineer in claimed ‘smear campaign’
Susan Fowler, the former engineer whose detailed recounting of sexual harassment and management infighting at Uber prompted CEO Travis Kalanick to apologize for the rough-edged culture he created at the...
Uber says it’s not behind the phone calls to investigate Susan Fowler’s personal life
After a week of controversy — and heavy criticism from its employees, the media and some investors for allowing what one called a "toxic" work culture to thrive — Uber remains on the defense. Today, the...
Uber might genuinely be worried that #DeleteUber is working
alizasherman reader comments 1 Share this story Further ReadingEx-Uber engineer alleges sexual harassment, CEO reacts by promising investigationSocial media calls to #DeleteUber are getting the company's...
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