Doing email — options

When I ask some of my clients how they get to their email, a typical response is “AOL” or “hotmail” or “Google.” Or they might say “myname@hotmail.com” or “myname@aol.com.” Well, that’s not what I’m trying to understand. Knowing their preferred service company or email address is a start, but I’m more interested in whether they… Continue reading Doing email — options

Biggest data breach ever — Yahoo + some AT&T accounts

Big news this week regarding data breaches. Yahoo revealed that account information for at least 500 million users was stolen by state-sponsored hackers two years ago. PC World’s article “Here’s what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach” discusses the breach and reviews best security practices. An email compromise is one of the… Continue reading Biggest data breach ever — Yahoo + some AT&T accounts

Email spoofing — a reminder to be alert

Malwarebytes Labs’ blog recently posted an article about email spoofing. It’s a good reminder about following best practices — ways to avoid scams. Email spoofing basically comes down to sending emails with a false sender address. This can be used in various ways by threat actors. Obviously pretending to be someone else can have its… Continue reading Email spoofing — a reminder to be alert

CA Verizon email users — moving to AOL Mail and more

Are you using a Verizon email address (like someone@verizon.net)? If you have not already received an email message with the subject “Immediate action required to keep email active” from Verizon Notification (verizon-notification@verizon.com), then you should get one soon (deadline is in March)! Here’s what I received yesterday: As a reminder, we are moving your verizon.net… Continue reading CA Verizon email users — moving to AOL Mail and more

email CC and BCC – what, how, security

VIPRE Security News Vol.1, #5 – August 10, 2011 – Issue #5 discusses what CC and BCC mean and security issues. Sending emails to your friends and associates by BCC does not expose their address to the rest of your list. There are a couple of issues in using BCC to keep in mind …