New phishing attack uses Morse code to hide malicious URLs

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

A new targeted phishing campaign includes the novel obfuscation technique of using Morse code to hide malicious URLs in an email attachment. Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail invented morse code as a way of transmitting messages across telegraph wire. When using Morse code, each letter and number is encoded as a ...

GDPR/Privacy Emails

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Tip: Receiving all of these GDPR/Privacy emails is a great opportunity for you to take an inventory of everybody who has your data and/or personal information.

The EFAIL vulnerability – why it’s OK to keep on using email

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

This week’s bug of the month is the trendily-named EFAIL. Like many groovy bugs these days, it’s both a BWAIN (bug with an impressive name) and a BWIVOL (bug with its very own logo, shown in the image at the top of this article). The name is a pun of sorts on ...

Google Just Made Gmail the Most Secure Email Provider on the Planet

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Anyone with a Gmail account can now activate what the company calls "Advanced Protection," a set of features that make it harder to hack into your Google account. These are aimed specifically at "high-risk" users, as Google puts it. That is political campaign staffers, activists, journalists, or people in abusive ...

Google Will Stop Reading Your Email to Target Ads

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

One of Google’s most controversial practices over the years has been the automated scanning of email contents. Google used that data to target ads inside Gmail, which it places at the top of the list in your social and promotions tabs. Google now says it will end the practice of ...