Posts Tagged 'email and web security'

Google Apps for Work advertises itself as “Business email, calendar, storage and more – An all-in-one suite to communicate, store and create.” Not surprisingly, in a brief phrase Google has captured the essence of a series of benefits of the cloud. Organizations are struggling with expertise, costs, security, privacy, and the contest between time and […]

If you’re a political junky, there’s no lack of intriguing stories and scandals to accompany this election season’s spicy rhetoric. Now, we’ve got the Democratic National Committee (DNC) admitting that more than 19,000 emails were hacked by bad actors and released by WikiLeaks—on the eve of the party’s national convention. * The impact of this […]

A few months ago we received a sample from a customer that turned out to be a password stealer (PWS). One thing about this malware stood out: the subdirectory used in the access panel URL. It contained the string “***=**U=TEAM” (which we have obfuscated). Our investigations lead us to believe this may be a case of industrial […]

Protected View is a security feature of Microsoft Office. According to research from MWR Labs, Protected View mode is a strong application-level sandbox. In a real-world attack scenario, Office documents from the Internet, such as downloaded documents from browsers (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer), or attachments received on emails clients (such as Outlook), are opened by default in […]

As many workers do today, you probably get emails from your boss asking you to perform various tasks. You may also get unusual requests under unusual circumstances—perhaps to put out a fire for a big client or to impress a potential customer. Sometimes in haste you don’t follow standard procedures. But that makes you vulnerable […]