How to Read Someone’s Emails without a Password -Making Sense of Security

How to Read Someone’s Emails without a Password 

How Can Someone Read Your Emails If They Don’t Have Your Password? Although social media apps and instant messengers on mobile phones have gained huge popularity during recent years, many people still use email.  For instance, Internet users in the U.S. (who send at least one email per month) comprise over 246 million people so far. There are three major email providers in the world: Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft’s Outlook. Outlook counts over 400 million active users worldwide. Yahoo, acquired by Verizon, has about 225 million users. Naturally, the most popular email provider is Gmail by Google. It has about 1.5 billion active users per month worldwide as of 2019. Disclosure: This page contains affiliate links, meaning we may...

Best 5 Apps to Spy on a Mobile Phone Anywhere

Best 5 Apps to Spy on a Mobile Phone Anywhere

Best 5 Apps to Spy on a Mobile Phone Anywhere - Many of us have experienced on occasion trying to contact a loved one with lack of communication on their part. Whether the lack of response happens because they do not view the message, the ringer is silent, they may be engaged in another matter, no cellular service or they may just ignore our contact attempts, there may be various reasons we are unable to communicate with our loved one. At times, our mind may wonder and think the worst. We wonder......

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5 ways businesses can avoid phishing scams online

The concept of phishing is gaining immense popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic. People, by and large, are becoming victims of such fraudulent activities. Therefore, we have come up with 5 ways businesses can avoid getting trapped with emails that are meant to deteriorate their online identity. Based on recent Phishing records, almost 90 percent of companies have encountered spear phishing attacks...

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How Does Ransomware Spread Globally? Through Malware.

How is Ransomware Spread in Mobile Phone Devices?

How is Ransomware Spread in Mobile Phone Devices? As an Android user, it is vital to keep in mind that ransomware doesn’t just attack your PC devices. Smartphones and tablets are becoming more and more prone to ransomware attacks. How is ransomware spread in mobile phones? Are there ways that you can protect your mobile device from ransomware spreading? What causes ransomware to spread in cell phones? Making Sense of Security will tell you everything you need to know about how ransomware can spread in your mobile phone and how to protect your mobile phone from ransomware spread. Whether it’s to protect your family or business, we have tips to help protect your mobile devices. Ransomware is a type...

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A Can of Phish Bait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss’s Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has intercepted in recent months, including one that informed recipients that they needed to fill out a compliance form related to COVID-19 risks. “Reasonably well written, this email, apparently from the human resources department at the target company, actually came from phishers located in the United Kingdom,” Kay writes. “There are elements that might strike the recipient as strange. For example, the phrase ‘recuperating favorably’ is a bit off. Noncompliance is spelled ‘non-compliance.’ And ‘these guide and policies’ has an agreement-of-number problem. But otherwise, it’s a pretty good fake,...

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Why Should You Be Using DMARC? 3 Billion Spoofed Emails are Being Sent Everyday

In a recent report from TechRadar, email is still the most popular form of malware distribution. Billions of emails that are spoofed are being sent everyday. Even though email is still the oldest form of online communication, it is still the go-to platform for cybercriminals to attempt to infiltrate. According to the report by Vailmail, “80% of all email inbox providers do DMARC check on inbound emails”. And with the pandemic, COVID-19 has been the key target for recent malicious email activity. Especially since your organization is still working remote. Since the increase enforcing of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), a report from Vailmail found that there is still an influx of spoofed email messages. Despite this...

Scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online, 2 million records leaked as proof

Scraped data of 500 million LinkedIn users being sold online, 2 million records leaked as proof

Days after a massive Facebook data leak made the headlines, it seems like we’re in for another one, this time involving LinkedIn. An archive containing data purportedly scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles has been put for sale on a popular hacker forum, with another 2 million records leaked as a proof-of-concept sample by the post author. Updated on 07/04: We updated our personal data leak checker database with more than 780,000 email addresses associated with this leak. Use it to find out if your LinkedIn profile has been scraped by the threat actors. The four leaked files contain information about the LinkedIn users whose data has been allegedly scraped by the threat actor, including their full names, email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information,...

Chinese Have Likely Hacked Your Microsoft Exchange Email Server

Chinese Have Likely Hacked Your Microsoft Exchange Email Server

Chinese Have Likely Hacked Your Microsoft Exchange Email Server. What if Chinese state-sponsored hackers have owned your OWA using several brand-new zero-day vulnerabilities? On March 2, Microsoft released emergency security updates to plug four security holes in Exchange Server versions 2013 through 2019 that hackers were actively using to siphon email communications from Internet-facing systems running Exchange....

How Does Ransomware Spread Globally? Through Malware.

How Does Ransomware Spread Globally? Through Malware.

Ransomware is a type of malware that involves encrypting a company’s or individual’s useful data or blocking users from accessing their computer systems in exchange for a given amount of money. Cybercriminals are always on the look-out for creatives means for getting a hold of your data so that they can have them at ransom. Every day you hear of someone’s account being hacked. But, how does ransomware spread? You ask yourself. It is a common question that most people ask and wonder, especially when the attack strikes. This article delves into seven common ways through which Ransomware has and still manages to spread globally. They include the following. Email Attachments Email is a common avenue for ransomware transmission....

Vendor Email Compromise is Officially A Big (Seven-Figure) Problem

While the Solarwinds “sunburst” attack brought to light the compromising of a vendor, Vendor Email Compromise has been around for some time and now seems to be going mainstream. We first mentioned Vendor Email Compromise (VEC) back in late 2019. This method of compromising an email account at one company purposely to use it to attack a second company has been quietly evolving over the last 14 months. New data from Abnormal Security’s report, The Rising Threat of Vendor Email Compromise in a Post-SolarWinds Era sheds light on just how prevalent this attack method is becoming. According to the report: Your chance of getting hit with a VEC attack during any given week increased 82% between Q3 of last...

Phishing Emails Are After Credentials

Most Phishing Emails Are After Credentials

Most Phishing Emails Are After Credentials 57% of phishing emails in 2020 were designed for stealing credentials, according to Cofense’s most recent Annual State of Phishing Report. Meanwhile, just 12% of phishing attacks last year were used for delivering malware. Cofense believes this is because credential phishing emails are better at bypassing email security filters than emails with malicious attachments or download links. Likewise, conversational phishing attacks, like business email compromise (BEC), have grown more popular. “The vast majority of phishing campaigns are credential theft or conversational,” Cofense says. “While malicious attachments still play a role in phishing, the frequency of this has dramatically declined over the years. In fact, most phish attachments these days are not even malware, but...

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