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Tech, not people, will help stop phishing attacks

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Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe. Corporate cyberdefenses that rely on training workers to recognize and not click on malicious emails are destined to failure and must be replaced with technology, said security engineer at Black Hat 2017. Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe, told the large crowd at her ichthyology: Phishing as […]




Tech, not people, are needed to stop phishing attacks – SC Magazine

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Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe. Corporate cyberdefenses that rely on training workers to recognize and not click on malicious emails are destined to failure and must be replaced with technology, said security engineer at Black Hat 2017. Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe, told the large crowd at her ichthyology: Phishing as […]




The total economic impact of PhishMe’s Human Phishing Defense Solution

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The Total Economic Impact Of PhishMe’s Human Phishing Defense Solution. PhishMe’s Human Phishing Defense Solution is a suite of products to educate employees, send test phishing e-mails, report phishing attempts, and resolve phishing attempts targeted at employees. PhishMe commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study and examine the potential return on […]




Phishing racket busted; four arrested – The Hindu

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The Cyber crime police have busted a major phishing racket and arrested a gang of four engineering drop-outs for running a online scam. The four would lure bank customers with investment offers and withdraw money form their accounts using the details furnished. The accused have been identified Kapil Dev Suman, his brother Sushil Kumar Suman, […]




What is phishing?

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Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) attacks occur when a malicious actor (such as a hacker or a spy) convinces a person to hand over information such as bank details, online account login details or other personal information. This type of attack has been around since the mid 1990s and has been growing in both popularity and sophistication […]




Google rolls out new protections against phishing plugins

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Google is making it even harder to accidentally install a malicious plugin. Today, the company announced new changes to the way Google services handle plugins, adding new warnings for users and a more involved verification system for apps. The result is more scrutiny on apps plugging into Google services, and more active involvement from Google […]




UVM Medical Center warns patients of phishing incident

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Channel 3’s Ike Bendavid makes chocolate for this weeks Destination Recreation. Article source: http://www.wcax.com/story/35943312/uvm-medical-center-warns-patients-of-phishing-incident




Newcastle Uni Stung by Sophisticated Phishing Site

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Newcastle University has been forced to issue a phishing alert after spotting a highly professional looking but fraudulent site trading on its name. In a tweet yesterday, the Russell Group university claimed the scam site is using its brand and accepting credit card payments to secure fake courses. It added: “The website ‘newcastle international university’ […]




Senator Calls For Use Of DMARC To Curb Govt.-Related Phishing …

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In a letter sent Tuesday to the Department of Homeland Security, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) called for federal agencies to implement stricter controls on e-mail that would prevent hackers from impersonating email addresses of federal agencies. Wyden called for the use of an email protocol called Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC). The protocol […]




Google rolls out new protections against phishing plugins – The Verge

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Google is making it even harder to accidentally install a malicious plugin. Today, the company announced new changes to the way Google services handle plugins, adding new warnings for users and a more involved verification system for apps. The result is more scrutiny on apps plugging into Google services, and more active involvement from Google […]




Wombat Security Releases Securing Your Email – Fundamental Anti-Phishing Training Series

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The Securing Your Email – Fundamental series expands Wombat’s already industry-leading anti-phishing training library, and has been added as a featured option within the Anti-Phishing Training Suite. To enable targeted and timely training, ThreatSim® customers can automatically auto-enroll employees with follow-up training assignments that match the type of simulated phishing attack sent to the end […]




Why we keep falling for online phishing scams and downloading viruses

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Why do so many of us fall prey to phishing attacks and online scams? We hear warnings about the dangers of opening untrusted files and cautionary tales of the repercussions of falling for nefarious internet hoaxes. And yet, the problem persists. Take, for example, the opening of this viral message that spread like wildfire across Facebook […]




No one thinks they’ll fall for a phishing attempt at work — until they do

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x Embed x Share CLOSE Con artists are using social media and other tricks to send phishing emails that look legitimate — or even look like they’re coming from a co-worker or your CEO. Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press Buy Photo Dug Song, left and Jon Oberheide are co-founders of Duo Security at their Ann Arbor […]




Internet Solutions offers phishing education tool

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Ronnie Apteker, founder of Internet Solutions. Telecommunications service provider Internet Solutions (IS) has introduced PhishNet, a phishing assessment tool that helps organisations provide cyber security education and training to employees. According to IS, PhishNet provides educational tools on phishing and allows security teams to launch authentic phishing campaigns to their colleagues, bolstering training by demonstrating […]




Beware of These Top 10 Phishing Emails. Would You Fall for Them?

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Privacy Policy Article source: http://fortune.com/go/tech/email-security-phishing/