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Email is under attack. Here’s how the world is responding

Despite its near-ubiquity, email is under attack. Email’s core protocols make no provision for authenticating the identi...

by Dylan Tweney
March 13, 2019
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What’s the real value of DMARC?

There are a lot of initiatives that fall on your team’s shoulders, so I’m sure there’s the question in the back of your ...

by Valimail
January 24, 2019
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Is that email real or fake? Survey shows most can’t tell the difference

Today Valimail released the results of a survey we conducted to test Americans’ ability to distinguish fake campaign ema...

by Valimail
November 2, 2018
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Zero-Day mail exploits are why enterprises need a layered approach

A zero-day vulnerability in the way Office 365 scans incoming emails can let malicious content get through to users’ inb...

by Dylan Tweney
May 9, 2018
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Fortune 500 companies lose millions through ‘incredibly sophisticated’ phishing attack

IBM X-Force Incident Response and Intelligence Services (IRIS) recently shared details about a phishing campaign that co...

by Dylan Tweney
March 28, 2018
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What email authentication is — and why it matters

In the beginning, the Internet wizards created email. And it was good: Email’s relatively simple protocols let anyone co...

by Valimail
February 28, 2018
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U.S. senators remain vulnerable to email fraud

Trend Micro has found evidence that a Russian hacking group is attempting to break into the U.S. Senate’s email systems,...

by Alexander García-Tobar
January 17, 2018
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Top email hacks of 2017 (that we know about)

2017 was a good year for phish — if you were a phisher, that is. For the rest of us? Not so hot. Coming on the heels of ...

by Dylan Tweney
January 8, 2018
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5 takeaways from an Amazon phish

Today, we saw a phish posted by Lance Spitzner, a board member of the National Cyber Security Alliance. This phishing e...

by Valimail
November 29, 2017
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Fish and chips can’t solve a serious phishing problem

Santander Bank has been spending the past month driving a white and red van around the U.K., handing out free fish and c...

by Valimail
November 8, 2017
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97 percent of U.S. electric companies are vulnerable to impersonation by North Korean spear phishers

North Korean hackers have been targeting U.S. electric companies via spear-phishing attacks, as NBC’s Andrea Mitchell an...

by Valimail
October 12, 2017
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Banks want to help you send money. So do phishers

A group of U.S. banks are starting to offer a service called Zelle that lets you send money to your friends using their ...

by Valimail
September 19, 2017
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Why your company could be unprotected due to incorrect DMARC implementation

Ninety percent of security breaches start with a phishing email. The most effective type of phish — and the hardest to d...

by Dylan Tweney
September 7, 2017
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Why it’s so easy to fool White House officials with fake emails

It just keeps happening. A prankster who over the past few months tricked the heads of several major banks into thinking...

by Valimail
August 8, 2017
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What is DMARC?

Related posts: What is email authentication? What is SPF? What is DKIM? The five key standards of email authentication ...

by Valimail
July 17, 2017
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Messaging industry group names Valimail CTO Peter Goldstein as technical committee co-chair

We’re proud to announce that Valimail CTO and co-founder Peter Goldstein has been appointed as a technical committ...

by Valimail
July 5, 2017
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Five top finance execs fooled by phishing emails

Five top bank executives have fallen victim to an email prankster in the past month. The CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Citigrou...

by Valimail
June 23, 2017
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Spear phishing and election hacking

Newly published documents from the NSA state that Russian military intelligence targeted U.S. election officials with sp...

by Valimail
June 12, 2017
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Phishing vulnerability is even worse than Gizmodo story shows

It’s remarkably easy to trick people by sending them phish emails, even at the highest levels, as a Gizmodo story this w...

by Valimail
May 10, 2017
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What is SPF?

Related posts: What is email authentication? What is DMARC? What is DKIM? The five key standards of email authenticatio...

by Valimail
May 5, 2017
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Valimail earns recognition from MIT sloan CIO Symposium

MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, site of the MITSloan CIO Symposium. Photo credit: Gunnar Klack/Flickr We’re happy to announce t...

by Valimail
May 4, 2017
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Being Careful About Links Is Not Enough

According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Q3 2016 report (.pdf), there are over 100,000 unique phishing sites activ...

by Valimail
March 24, 2017
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CEO to CFO phishing scams are on the rise. Here’s one we caught in the act

There has been a lot of coverage in the media recently about spear phishing and the ‘CEO to CFO’ scam, and for good reas...

by Steve Whittle
March 18, 2017
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Spear phishers use fake email threads, fake SPF authentication

Spear phishing has gotten a lot more sophisticated since this photo was taken. Photo credit: Gerry Lauzon/Flickr I work ...

by Steve Whittle
March 14, 2017
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Be Prepared for Tax Season Email Scams

Tax forms! Photo credit: Manchester Library/Flickr via photopin.com With tax season just ramping up for many companies, ...

by Valimail
February 1, 2017
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Russian Phishing Attack Uses Harvard Emails — Due to Lack of Email Authentication

Harvard Kennedy School’s Littauer Building. Photo credit: KAKM on en.wikipedia A Russian phishing attack used a fake Har...

by Valimail
December 20, 2016
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The Presidential Commission on Cybersecurity Overlooked the Biggest Attack Vector

Facepalm. Photo credit: mrhong42/Flickr The U.S. Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity recently de...

by Valimail
December 13, 2016
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Valimail CEO Explains the Basics of Email Authentication in Wharton Podcast

Valimail CEO and cofounder Alexander García-Tobar recently spoke on the Wharton Business School talk show “Bay Area Vent...

by Valimail
December 5, 2016
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Email Impersonation Knows No Borders

Hello…Elvis? Photo credit: Gunnshots Email impersonation scams, also known as business email compromise (BEC) or p...

by Valimail
November 17, 2016
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RSA Threat Report Reveals 308% Year-over-Year Phishing Rise

RSA reports a meteoric rise in phishing.RSA’s Q2 2016 Threat Report tells a strong story of phishing on the increase. So...

by Valimail
November 9, 2016
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A Note from Our CEO: Valimail Hits the Turbojets

Every company hits an inflection point — a point at which it’s no longer “if” there’s a market but “how fast” the compan...

by Valimail
November 2, 2016
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Arizona Voter Registration System Hack Stemmed from Spear Phish

The bears may have been at it again. Photo credit Marcin Wichary In this season of beleaguered IT security for American ...

by Valimail
October 13, 2016
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Attention Governments: Defense, Not Warnings, Is the Answer to Phishing

It’s been all too common a story this year. A certain government organization learns that phishing emails spoofing its i...

by Valimail
September 21, 2016
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Study: Even sophisticated users can’t resist clicking on links in emails

Photo credit: Tim Franklin Photography All too often, companies respond to the threat of phishing attacks by punishing t...

by Valimail
September 14, 2016
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New Black Hat Research Names Phishing #1 Concern

In the just-released 2016 Black Hat Attendee Survey, phishing far-and-away topped the list for the type of attack that s...

by Valimail
August 8, 2016
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Email Authentication Infographic and Other Stories Worth Reading

Don’t miss ValiMail in the news. Image credit: Jon S/Flickr It has been a big news week for ValiMail. In addition to our...

by Valimail
July 29, 2016
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Why Training on Its Own Doesn’t Work as a Spear Phishing Defense

Training won’t get there on its own. Image: US Embassy/Flickr A recent IT World Canada article discusses a presentation ...

by Valimail
July 6, 2016
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CMOs: Phishing puts your brand at risk

Don’t let phishing erode your customer’s trust. Image: Flickr/ Lars Plougmann Email is the top communication channel for...

by Valimail
June 29, 2016
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Valimail in the WSJ: “Not surprised” by FBI report showing $3.1 billion lost to email scams

Image via flickr/Dave Newman An FBI announcement released last week claimed that $3.1 Billion has been lost to business ...

by Valimail
June 22, 2016
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Corporations Understand DMARC Is Critical. So Why Can’t They Get to Enforcement?

Photo credit: Chris Lim/Flickr The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) recently published the 2016 results of its annual Online ...

by Valimail
June 14, 2016
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What Uber can teach banks — and other enterprises — about email security

Old bank vault door. Photo credit: John W. Iwanski/Flickr Phishing scams are costing American businesses big bucks. ...

by Valimail
June 8, 2016
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Senior Execs Fired for Spear Phishing Success

In the wake of the much-discussed payroll company that fired an employee for falling victim to a spear phishing scam, an...

by Tyrone Lou
May 26, 2016
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W-2 Phishing Attacks Leave All Companies Exposed

Something is missing in our security plan here. Photo: Bill Smith/Flickr If you have been following online security thre...

by Tyrone Lou
May 18, 2016
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Anatomy of a Phishing Scam

Fish drawing from 1801, via the Biodiversity Heritage Library/Flickr Phishing attacks are on the rise, and they’re getti...

by Valimail
May 5, 2016
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CEO to CFO phishing scams are on the rise. Here’s one we caught in the act.

Don’t get caught like this fish. Photo: Lunar Wrasse via photopin. There has been a lot of coverage in the media rece...

by Valimail
March 18, 2016
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