Posts Tagged 'Phishing'

Yesterday at work, I received a call on my cell phone while in a meeting and did not answer. The number was not familiar, but the caller left a little present, a tax fraud phishing voicemail. These calls were very common as recently as six months ago and a huge annoyance to people in California and […]

Last week I went to one of the few places hotter than it is here in Texas: Las Vegas.  Every year, the security industry gathers together for a week of education, demonstration and socialization at Black Hat, DefCon and BSides.  A lot of people in the industry use these conferences as a time to reveal […]

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 […]

This year’s highly anticipated Verizon 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (Verizon DBIR) analyzed cybersecurity findings from 100,000 incidents and 2,260 confirmed breaches, taking a deep dive into popular attack types and threats in 2015. During our June Twitter #SecChat, we discussed findings from the report, and examined prominent threats and their impact on industries. Participating […]