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Brad Wyro

Brad has worked in technical and marketing roles at MDaemon Technologies, where he contributes as Content Marketing Manager. Brad balances technical and creative information to develop easy to understand videos and content to educate prospects and customers.

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Introducing SecurityGateway™ 10 - with QR Code Detection, Custom Reports & More!

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We're excited to announce the release of SecurityGateway 10, with some exciting new features and enhancements. Read on to learn more!

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ARC (Authenticated Received Chain): What problem does it solve?

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Businesses concerned about the shortfalls of DMARC with forwarded messages and mailing lists will benefit from new email authentication features coming soon to MDaemon Email Server version 24. Discover how ARC (Authenticated Received Chain) enhances email security and solves authentication issues.

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Protect Accounts from Hackers: 9 Tips for Stronger Passwords

By Brad Wyro posted in Cybersecurity, Email Security Best Practices, Email Best Practices, Passwords

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Passwords have been the primary mechanism for online security for years, but many people continue to use poor habits when creating passwords, and this trend appears to be getting worse as the average online user has to keep track of up to 100 accounts.

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How to Block Executable Files in SecurityGateway™ for Email

By Brad Wyro posted in Attachments, Email Security, Anti-Virus

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Malware can be delivered in many ways - via hyperlinks pointing to malicious websites, Microsoft Word documents containing malicious macros, or un-patched software. Or a bad actor can simply add a malicious file as an attachment to an email message and use social engineering to try to trick the user into clicking on the file.

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Protect Yourself from IRS Tax Filing Phishing Scams

By Brad Wyro posted in Phishing, Email Security Best Practices, tax scams

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The April 15 tax filing deadline is approaching. Learn how to safeguard yourself from IRS tax filing phishing scams that can compromise your personal information and financial security.

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MDaemon Tips: How to Request MDaemon Mail Server Statistics via Email

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For most businesses, email is the key driver of efficient communication. Even after a business closes for the day, email continues to flow. This is why it is crucial for administrators to be able to monitor the mail server status and queues on-demand, even on the go.

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Stay One Step Ahead: Anti-Phishing Best Practices for Your Business

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Phishing, Email Security Best Practices, Email Best Practices

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Protect your business from phishing attacks with these essential best practices. Stay one step ahead of cybercriminals and safeguard your sensitive data.

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FIXED: ActiveSync Connection Issues Affecting Microsoft Outlook Users

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Microsoft Outlook (Version 2401 Build 16.0.17231.20194) includes an issue that prevents Outlook from retrieving data from ActiveSync servers.  As of February 29, 2024, Microsoft has fixed the issue in Outlook Desktop version 2402 Build 17328.20068 and higher. To install the update, launch Microsoft Outlook and select File | Office Account | Update Options | Update Now.

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Unveiling Pretexting: The New Face of Phishing

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Phishing

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Discover the latest technique cybercriminals use to deceive victims and gain unauthorized access to sensitive information.

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2023 End of Year Wrap-up

By Brad Wyro

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As we close out another year and move full-speed ahead into 2024, we'd like to share the following message from Alan Nauman, our CEO.
 
As the year closes, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for the trust you put in us every day. This year has been one of the most event-filled years in our 26-year history. It is also a testament to resilience in the face of adversity and our appreciation for the unwavering support of our customers and partners. So, I'd like to reflect on events that shaped a busy year of challenges and achievements.
 
According to the website Statista, as of 2023 over 72 percent of businesses worldwide have been affected by ransomware. Although we had the unfortunate experience of being among that 72 percent, we fully recovered from the late 2022 attack and have emerged stronger. Because we continue to receive occasional questions about our recovery, I would like to make clear the outcome of our efforts:
  • There has been no forensic evidence found that any data exfiltration occurred from our servers.
  • We conducted security screening of all software install files and related files or documents that were previously distributed, conducted a full audit and scan of the digital signature of every installer file to validate the accuracy of each code-signing certificate, and audited the software source code database and software build processes to ensure that no malicious elements or objects were present at any stage during the software build process.
  • We enhanced our network security and ongoing monitoring and implemented measures that safeguard your data and maintain the integrity of your information. 
If that event wasn't challenging enough, we also had the surprise announcement that our longtime security technology partner, Cyren, decided to liquidate the company without any prior warning. Our team responded quickly and found a new antivirus replacement, tested, and implemented a solution in record time. The Outbreak Protection antispam feature took a little longer and that feature was restored, as well. The result of the Cyren demise has been that we now have more efficient, accurate, and reliable security technologies for the MDaemon Email Server and SecurityGateway products. 
 
Additional partner activities for 2023 included a new layer of security from Spamhaus and updated interoperability with eM Client, with more to come on those benefits in early 2024. 
 
Our commitment to continuously adding new features went beyond our security focus. With the release of MDaemon 23.5, we introduced AI productivity features to MDaemon webmail and implemented integrated calendar scheduling and password assist functionalities, released an app on the Microsoft Store that supports seamless integration with Microsoft Teams, and added new features and fixes aimed at helping customers save time and money. 
 
As we look forward to 2024, the new year will bring its share of challenges and opportunities. We're excited to be entering our 27th year in business and we will continue to rely on the input from our customers and channel partners to deliver simple, secure, email and security software. Let's forge ahead with a spirit of innovation, collaboration, and a shared commitment to excellence.
 
On behalf of the dedicated employees at MDaemon Technologies, we wish you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year!
 
Alan Nauman
CEO
 
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