Hook, line, and sinker: How to avoid looking ‘phish-y’

Top tips to help you avoid being caught receiving or sending phishing-looking emails. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, I suspect you live in a state of perpetual vigilance against targeted attacks such as phishing messages. You know that urgent sounding messages from sender addresses that don’t look right, especially if they include … More Hook, line, and sinker: How to avoid looking ‘phish-y’

Researchers reveal flaws that may expose encrypted emails to prying eyes

A team of academics says that, if exploited, the vulnerabilities can reveal the plain text of encrypted emails, including those sent years ago. The widely-used OpenPGP and S/MIME email encryption protocols suffer from weaknesses that may ultimately expose the plain text of encrypted messages to attackers, according to a team of eight academics from German and Belgian universities, who … More Researchers reveal flaws that may expose encrypted emails to prying eyes

MailChimp accounts hacked to spam out malicious emails

Let me start with some full disclosure: I pay MailChimp a decent wedge of cash each month to send out newsletters to readers of my personal blog, and I’m quite a fan. Sending email to a large number of people reliably can be fraught with problems, and I would rather spend my time creating useful … More MailChimp accounts hacked to spam out malicious emails

CIA director’s personal email account ‘breached by teen’

A teenager has allegedly broken into the personal email account of the director of the CIA, John Brennan, according to the New York Post. The youngster, who has described himself as being non-Muslim, explained that he attacked Mr. Brennan’s email account “in opposition to US foreign policy and support for Palestine”. The publication says that … More CIA director’s personal email account ‘breached by teen’

Irish businesses targeted by an infected fake complaint email

ESET Ireland has detected another threat targeting Irish businesses. Emails are being received by .ie email addresses, with an infected attachment and an official looking complaint notification: Subject:     FW : Complaint – 5458414 Date:     Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:52:35 -0600 From:     Dun & BradStreet <alert@dnb.com> New Complaint : 5458414 Dun & Bradstreet … More Irish businesses targeted by an infected fake complaint email