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Hackers Dangling Fake Job Offers to Students

It can be tough being a student. Between the cost of tuition, room and board, and just daily life, it gets expensive very quickly. 

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Take Three Minutes. Secure Your Email Forever

Do you have three minutes? Of course you do. So in three minutes, you can set up Avanan (Harmony Email & Collaboration), and get robust, inline protection for yo...

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The Blank Image Attack

A few years ago, we wrote about the MetaMorph attack. In this attack, the malicious HTML attachments use meta refresh to redirect the end-user from an HTML attachmen...

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Malicious Files Delivered Through Cloud Apps Increasing

A new report found that OneDrive represents 30% of all cloud malware downloads. That's significantly higher than most other cloud apps. This represents a nearly thre...

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Continuing to Use Microsoft Voice to Send Phishing Links

A few months ago, we wrote about how hackers are utilizing Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Customer Voice platform to send phishing links. In general, the attack works by s...

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Facebook Termination Notices Leads to Phishing

Last year, we wrote about a number of different Facebook-inspired attacks. See here and here for examples. 

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The Millisecond Myth, Explained

Be wary of any next-gen, API-based email security provider when they use the term, “milliseconds”.  This should be an automatic red-flag for which they must be able ...

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Phishmas: USPS Off-Track

Tracking numbers are the lifeblood of holiday shipping emails. Most emails you'll get from delivery services are tracking numbers. And if you're like some people, in...

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Phishmas: The Failed Delivery

There are few things more frustrating than getting a notification that a package couldn't be delivered. It requires far too much work to get it back on track. But wh...

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Phishmas: Is Your Address Correct?

We've all gotten some variant of this email before, even legitimate ones. A package can't be delivered. Maybe they couldn't get access to a building; maybe the addre...

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Avanan Featured in G2's Best of Lists

The new series of G2 badges are out, and once again, we are thrilled and floored by the number of badges we've received. Thanks to our amazing customers, we're at th...

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Phishmas: Delivering Malware

By now, you've got a sense of the type of Phishmas emails you may expect this holiday season. Shipping errors. Delivery fails. Tracking number mishaps. It's a verita...

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What is Phishing Protection?

Phishing attacks, a major threat to corporate and personal cybersecurity, can deliver malware and steal sensitive data or money from an organization. Phishing protec...

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The Automatic Forwarding Problem

We talk a lot about the limitations that come with API-based email security solutions. These detect and remediate solutions wait for an email to come into the inbox ...

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Phishmas: The FedEx Sender Spoof

This Phishmas, be sure you know how to spot all the signs of a bad email.

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Phishmas: The Direct Deposit Grinch

In our Phishmas series, we've written a lot about Direct Deposit scams. These are common scams, and we've seen more of them over the course of the holidays. We belie...

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Balancing Productivity and Security: Handling Password-Protected Attachments

For years, password-protected attachments have been a sore spot for email security services. Until we can reliably break encryption, you can't scan the password-prot...

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Phishmas: The USPS Amazon Switcharoo

This Phishmas, we're going to be ordering a ton of things from Amazon.

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Celebrating 1 Year Since Check Point's Acquisition of Avanan

In August 2021, Check Point acquired Avanan. Now, it's been over a year later and things are going great.

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11 Types of Social Engineering Attacks

Using deception and manipulation, social engineering attacks induce the target into doing something that an attacker wants. The social engineer may use trickery, coe...

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