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Not Today, Scammer! Today's Phishing Attempt

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Phishing

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A brief glance through my Spam folder in MDaemon Webmail today reminded me of the need for on-going education on the topic of phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Because businesses have already lost millions of dollars to these scams and continue to fall victim every day, it bears repeating that, while spam filters and secure email gateways continue to improve, no solution is 100% fool-proof.

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10 Tips to Identify a Phishing Email

By Brad Wyro posted in Email How To, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Spear Phishing, Phishing, Email Security Best Practices

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Don’t Risk Losing your Life Savings to Scammers. Follow these 10 Tips to Identify a Phishing Email.

 

Whether you run a Fortune-500 organization or a small boutique, by now you should be aware of the threats posed by cyber criminals to trick you into clicking a link, downloading an attachment, or parting ways with your money.

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Another day, another attempt to scam me - but I know a phishing attempt when I see one!

By Brad Wyro posted in Business Email Compromise, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Phishing

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OhNo-I-clicked-2 (1)It's just a fact of life: If there's email, there will always be spam. Now, how much spam you have to deal with will depend on how good your spam filtering solution is. Here at MDaemon Technologies, we use our own products - MDaemon and Security Gateway, to filter out spam, malware, phishing attempts, and all of the other junk that often floods inboxes of users whose email server or hosted service isn't as effective.

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10 Ways to Reduce Spam in Your Inbox

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Security, Stop Spam Email

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Before the invention of email, mail that arrived in your physical mailbox often contained pamphlets, sales brochures, credit card offers, and product catalogs. Much of this waste was thrown away and ended up in a landfill somewhere. Today, the equivalent and often more annoying nuisance is spam. Spam comes in many forms, and has evolved from dubious product claims, miracle supplements, conspiracy theories, and offers of easy money to more malicious threats such as ransomware attacks and targeted spear-phishing.

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Avoid Being a Victim in New Massive Ransomware Outbreak

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Authentication, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Phishing, Email Security Best Practices

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As I was coaxing myself awake this morning with my usual jolt of strong coffee, I checked my favorite news sites & was informed of yet another ransomware attack. This one, which is believed to have originated from Ukraine, was first thought to be a variation of last year's Petya ransomware outbreak, but upon further investigation, it appears that today's malware is a new type - a worm that some computer experts are referring to as "NotPetya". This attack demands a smaller ransom (in comparison to other attacks) of approximately $300, and then begins to serve its primary purpose - to wipe files on the computer. According to researchers at Symantec, this attack used the same National Security Agency hacking tool, Eternal Blue, that was used in the WannaCry outbreak, as well as two other methods to spread the attack. According to information provided by this article on CNN, if you've installed all of the latest Windows patches, you should be safe from this particular strain of malware, however, by no means is this a reason to be complacent. Administrators and end users must still be mindful of safety precautions.

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Steps to Track Spam Sent Out From a Local Machine on Your Network

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Gateway How-To, Email How To, Email Security, Cybersecurity, Stop Spam Email, Tutorial, Email Security Trends

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Has this happened to you? Let’s say you’re the MDaemon administrator for your company, and you’ve noticed that somewhere, somehow, spam messages are being sent from within your network. Perhaps one of your PCs has been compromised. What do you do? Here are some tips to help you track the issue down.

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How To Track Spam Being Sent Out From a Local Machine on your Network

By Brad Wyro posted in Stop Spam Email

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Has this happened to you? Let’s say you’re the MDaemon administrator for your company, and you’ve noticed that somewhere, somehow, spam messages are being sent from within your network. Perhaps one of your PCs has been compromised. What do you do? Here are some tips to help you track the issue down.

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Teach SecurityGateway to Recognize Spam

By Brad Wyro posted in Stop Spam Email

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Recently, I wrote a post about teaching your MDaemon Inbox to recognize spam using the Bayesian learning feature. This feature helps to train the spam filter to be more accurate over time by feeding it samples of spam and non-spam messages. SecurityGateway also includes Bayesian learning features (in addition to many other security features designed to keep spam, viruses, malware and phishing attacks from hitting your mail server). Today, I’ll be explaining how to use these features to teach SecurityGateway how to get better at recognizing spam (false negatives – spam messages that were not filtered out) and non-spam (false positives – legitimate messages that were marked as spam).

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This MDaemon Email Security Feature Protect Against Spambots

By Brad Wyro posted in Email Gateway How-To, Email Security, Stop Spam Email

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Ever wonder why so much spam exists today? Though spam volumes have decreased from a high of over 90% of global email traffic, it still makes up roughly a third of that traffic, and though the numbers of junk email messages are decreasing, their malware and ransomware payloads are evolving and becoming much more dangerous. Some of the most common types of spam messages include financial scams, phishing attempts, ransomware, and botnet malware. In this article, we focus primarily on botnets.

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How to Deal with Spam in SecurityGateway

By Brad Wyro posted in Security Gateway for Email, Stop Spam Email

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SecurityGateway is a powerful email spam & malware filter & gateway that can be used to protect any type of mail server. It offers a layered approach to security, with protection features including data leak prevention, attachment filtering, heuristic and Bayesian analysis, zero-hour Outbreak Protection, and much more.

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