Uncategorized25 Sep 2013 11:09 am

I have had the opportunity to lead the selection of a secure email delivery system for my client.  This level of technology raises the bar on securely delivering emails to recepients across the Internet.  For those of you not in the know, older legacy company email systems deliver emails across the internet in a non-secure fashion.  My cool project gave me the opportunity to look at some really cool email delivery systems.

As a aside of this project, i had the opprtunity to learn all about advanced persistent threats.

What is that you ask?

A hacker sending you what looks to be a legitimate email that instead has malware inside of it.  For example, one of the vendors that we spoke with recorded over 23 million SPAM emails that were preported to be from Walmart regarding a flat screen TV being delivered to your house.  Instead, there were 3 links in that email that when clicked on, would install a virus on your windows PC that would attempt to steal all your most personal information.

For anybody that does not have up to date anti-virus software on your PC, stop what you are doing immedaitely and update your anti-virus patterns to ensure that your personal PC is protected to the best extent possible from this scary threat vector.

 

 

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