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  1. The internet infrastructure company wants to protect your inbox from targeted threats, starting with the launch of two new tools. Cloudflare, The internet infrastructure company, already has its fingers in a lot of customer security pots, from DDoS protection to browser isolation to a mobile VPN. Now the company is taking on a classic web foe: email. On Monday, Cloudflare is announcing a pair of email safety and security offerings that it views as a first step toward catching more targeted phishing attacks, reducing the effectiveness of address spoofing, and mitigating the fallout if a user does click a malicious link. The features, which the company will offer for free, are mainly geared toward small business and corporate customers. And they’re made for use on top of any email hosting a customer already has, whether it’s provided by Google’s Gmail, Microsoft 365, Yahoo, or even relics like AOL. Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says that from its founding in 2009, the company very intentionally avoided going anywhere near the thorny problem of email. But he adds that email security issues are unrelenting, so it has become necessary. “I think what I had assumed is that hosting providers like Google and Microsoft and Yahoo were going to solve this issue, so we weren’t sure there was anything for us to do in the space,” Prince says. “But what’s become clear over the course of the last two years is that email security is still not a solved issue.” Prince says that Cloudflare employees have been “astonished by how many targeted threats were getting through Google Workspace,” the company's email provider. That's not for lack of progress by Google or the other big providers on anti-spam and anti-malware efforts, he adds. But with so many types of email threats to deal with at once, strategically crafted phishing messages still slip through. So Cloudflare decided to build additional defense tools that both the company itself as well as its customers could use. On Monday, the company is launching two products: Cloudflare Email Routing and Email Security DNS Wizard. The tools let customers place Cloudflare in front of their email hosting provider, essentially allowing Cloudflare to receive and process emails before sending them through to the Microsofts and Googles of the world. This is somewhat similar to Cloudflare's long-standing role as a “content delivery network” for websites, in which the company is a proxy that can serve data or catch malicious activity as web traffic passes through. Cloudflare Email Routing makes it possible for individuals or organizations to manage an entire custom email domain, like @coolbusiness.com, from a single consumer email account, such as a personal Gmail address. The tool even lets you consolidate many addresses—[email protected], [email protected]—so they all forward to a single inbox. This way, small businesses in particular can get the benefits of a dedicated, custom email domain without having to manage a whole separate platform. The second tool, Security DNS Wizard, aims to make two email security features accessible for Cloudflare customers and easy to use. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) are two tools that are essentially a combination of caller ID and screening schemes for email: They aim to reduce email address spoofing by setting up public records that must match an email's sender information for the message to go through. This significantly reduces how easy it is for attackers to, say, send an email to employees that really looks like it comes from "Cool Business CEO." SPF and DKIM have been around for more than a decade, but they aren't ubiquitous, because they are difficult to set up without mistakes that can result in problems like legitimate emails getting lost. Cloudflare's goal with Email Security DNS Wizard is to make it easy for users to set up one or the other protection without any flubs. “These are both technologies that have been around for a long time, but the problem is they don’t get a lot of use, because they're extremely complicated and in some cases dangerous to set up,” Prince says. “We're hopeful that implementing this tech, making it easy, and making it free will dramatically expand the usage and decrease the amount of targeted phishing and domain abuse." Ultimately, Cloudflare plans to roll out a more comprehensive suite of services, called Advanced Email Security Suite, that will incorporate these two tools plus others. These initial offerings allow the company to get email flowing through its network, Prince says, so that it can study threats and patterns on a large scale. He adds that all Cloudflare email security products are carefully designed to leave crucial indicators intact for providers like Google and Microsoft. This way the tools aren't disrupting the important anti-spam and anti-abuse features that those services already have in place. And the goal is for existing Cloudflare offerings like browser isolation to work in tandem with the new email security features even when customers do click a bad link. As with many Cloudflare offerings, though, one byproduct of turning on these email security features is that customers will need to trust the company with their messages on top of all the other web data they already have flowing through Cloudflare. When asked whether there are privacy implications of this, Prince repeats what he has often said about Cloudflare's approach. “We think of customer data as a toxic asset. We don’t have a business around advertising, we don’t sell customer data,” he says. “We have privacy certifications and do external audits of our systems. But, yeah, we have to earn our customers' trust everyday." In a way, email is one of the last web security frontiers for Cloudflare. Whether customers are willing to share this final piece of themselves with the company will likely depend on how successful Cloudflare can be at making a dent in the very real, and maddening, risks that come with corporate email. Cloudflare Is Taking a Shot at Email Security (May require free registration to view)
  2. Email is an insecure, outdated communication method, but can it be saved? Despite growth in the use of instant messaging, email remains the most common form of business communication online. In 2019, there were over 3.9 billion email users globally, a number that’s set to rise to 4.48 billion by 2024. Any company operating online must use email services—there’s no avoiding it. But email was never designed to be a secure method of communication used daily by billions of people around the globe. While there have been many attempts to upgrade the security of email protocols, email is one of the least private ways to communicate online. Certain email service providers attempt to shore up some of email’s inherent security weaknesses by offering robust encryption. In this article, we look at why a business might want to consider a secure email provider. Despite growth in the use of instant messaging, email remains the most common form of business communication online. In 2019, there were over 3.9 billion email users globally, a number that’s set to rise to 4.48 billion by 2024. Any company operating online must use email services—there’s no avoiding it. But email was never designed to be a secure method of communication used daily by billions of people around the globe. While there have been many attempts to upgrade the security of email protocols, email is one of the least private ways to communicate online. Certain email service providers attempt to shore up some of email’s inherent security weaknesses by offering robust encryption. In this article, we look at why a business might want to consider a secure email provider. What’s wrong with email? Email was developed as a basic means to send messages back and forth over the internet, so little thought was put into security, privacy, or encryption in the early days. Everything was transferred in plain text, and emails could be read by anyone watching the network traffic. Though emails nowadays have a little more security, much of the data is still sent unencrypted. There are multiple places where email conversations in a company can be compromised. For starters, messages are stored on your devices, so anyone with physical access to your computer or smartphone can read them. Or, a malicious app can read emails and get to file attachments easily. Even if you personally ensure that your devices are stored securely and free from malware, not everyone in the company may be so diligent. Also, every email must be transferred through your connection to the email provider. The reality is that even if all your company’s emails are stored on the same server, any remote email access requires the data to be sent through a chain of routers and switches operated by many different companies. If the sender and the recipient of an email use different email servers, there are even more intermediary ISPs involved. At every link of the chain, it’s quite easy to eavesdrop on email conversations. Why most email servers are insecure Consider the overall security of your email server, where emails are stored. Some companies run their own email servers entirely disconnected from the internet, but most use an email service provider like Gmail or Outlook.com because it’s simple and keeps costs low. One way that attackers can gain access to emails is by guessing, stealing, or cracking your employees’ email passwords. Weeks, months, or years of emails can be exposed, including emails that you thought were already deleted. Most email providers store emails on their servers in plain text. This means if there’s a security breach, hackers can easily access all your company’s emails and attachments. Unfortunately, security breaches are all too common. Your email is being used for advertising One reason that most email providers don’t store emails in an encrypted format is to reduce performance overheads and make searching through emails faster. More importantly, it allows them to scan your emails automatically so they can target advertising at you. Even companies that don’t use your emails to build personalized ads will scan them for other purposes. In a high-profile move, Google removed ad personalization based on email from its Gmail product in 2017, in a bid to woo more business customers, but it still scans emails. After all, the Google app knows when your next flight is leaving, and the Google Calendar app automatically adds restaurant reservations for you! For privacy-concerned citizens, the fact that these email service providers will hand over your email data to governments without hesitation is incredibly problematic. Secure email providers are better Email providers that focus on security and privacy eliminate some, but not all, of email’s inherent problems. Services like ProtonMail and Tutanota encrypt all emails on their servers, so no one else can read them. Your data is never used for advertising purposes, and there’s no tracking or logging. Some of the best secure email providers support end-to-end encryption. This means that messages are encrypted on the sender’s device and can only be decrypted on the recipient’s device. No third party can read the contents of the emails when they are in transit. Secure email providers also have more robust two-factor authentication and strong password rules to help reduce the chances of passwords being cracked or stolen. Even with end-to-end encryption, emails are insecure Even with end-to-end encryption, email metadata is not encrypted, so any servers relaying your emails can read certain information about the emails. Email metadata includes the sender, recipient, date, and subject line. With just this information alone, snoopers can learn much about the conversation. Companies that need absolute privacy need to double down with added layers of security, like using a business VPN or Tor. That said, you can’t expect everyone who interacts with your company via email to jump through so many hoops. Instead, it’s better to consider any email sent and received to have a low level of security, and you should seek out better options than email for internal communication. Conclusion Email is an old, insecure protocol. When you use a basic email service provider, your company’s emails are vulnerable to attack. Secure email providers improve the privacy and security of your emails, but they can’t completely overcome email’s inherent flaws. Companies should take pains to secure emails as much as possible but still treat it as an insecure method of communication. For internal communication that needs to be secure, avoiding email altogether and using a more modern solution, such as Signal or Wire, is preferable. We've featured the best email clients. SOURCE
  3. Yahoo plans to enable end-to-end encryption for all of its Mail users next year. The company is working with Google on the project and the encryption will be mostly transparent for users, making it as simple as possible to use. Alex Stamos, CISO at Yahoo, said that the project has been a priority since he joined the company a few months ago and will be a key way to make online life safer for millions of users. Yahoo is using the browser plugin Google released in June that enables end-to-end encryption of all data leaving the browser. Stamos said Yahoo is working to ensure that its system works well with Google’s so that encrypted communications between Yahoo Mail and Gmail users will be simple. “The goal is to have complete compatibility with Gmail,” Stamos said during a talk at the Black Hat USA conference here Thursday. The email encryption isn’t the only security improvement on the horizon for Yahoo. The company is also working on enabling HSTS on its servers, as well as certificate transparency. HSTS (HTTP strict transport security) allows Web sites to tell users’ browsers that they only want to communicate over an encrypted connection. Thecertificate transparency concept involves a system of public logs that list all certificates issued by cooperating certificate authorities. It requires the CAs to voluntarily submit their certificates, but it would help protect against attacks such as spoofing Web sites or man-in-the-middle. The security upgrades on the docket at Yahoo are aimed at making it easier for everyday users to use the Internet safely and securely, without needing to be security or privacy experts, Stamos said. The security industry spends a lot of time working out defenses and new products to protect against exotic attacks while users are being targeted by much more mundane attacks that still don’t have effective solutions. “Post-Snowden, we have a strain of nihilism that’s keeping us from focusing on what’s real,” Stamos said. “We as an industry have failed. We’ve failed to keep users safe. “If we can’t build systems that our users in the twenty-fifth percentile can use, we’re failing. And we are failing. We don’t build systems that normal people can use.” Source
  4. Does the world really need to know that every email you write was "Sent from my HTC One™ X, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone"? Probably not. Aside from turning you into a free marketing tool, it will give your friends fodder to tease you over your your choice of handset or carrier. Plus, it makes you look like a noob that doesn't have control over their email. These annoying signatures are easy to change, though, if you know where to look. Changing the signature in iOS's Mail app On iOS, go to the Settings app, tap Mail, Contacts Calendars, scroll down, then tap Signature. Once there, you can change your email signature, and choose whether you want a different signature for every email account you have (tap Per Account) or One Signature to Rule Them All (All Accounts). In my case, I modified the stock iPhone email signature to serve as a warning about the inevitable typos. Once you're done, tap the back button or close out of the Settings app. On Android Android typically comes with two mail apps: a general email app that will work with lots of different mail services (aptly named "Email") and one for Google's own Gmail service. The two apps are very similar to one another, and the process of changing your email signature is the same for both apps. To start, open either the Email app or Gmail app, depending on which one you want to change. Next, tap the More button in the toolbar. It's represented by three dots: in Gmail, it's in the upper right; in Email, it's in the lower right. Next, select Settings from the menu that appears. On the Settings screen, tap the email address whose signature you want to change, and on the following screen, scroll down and tap Signature. Enter the signature you want to use with that account, then tap OK. If you have multple email accounts you want to append signatures to, go back to the main Settings screen by tapping the Back button in the upper left corner of the screen. Select another email address from the list, and repeat the process. Original Article: http://www.techhive.com/article/2052156/how-to-change-your-email-signature-on-your-smartphone.html
  5. So long @facebook.com – with its latest update Facebook is shutting down its email service after more than three years. The service never truly took off the ground and Facebook didn’t update it that much, seemingly favoring its Messenger service. Now Facebook Mail users are getting a notification letting them know that the service is shutting down and will be forwarding their emails to the primary provided email address on their accounts. This forwarding posses a potential problem though – since sending an email to someone’s Facebook email account will forward that email straight to their main email inbox, this could potentially be a huge hit for spammers as they can guess your Facebook email just by looking at your public Facebook username. Facebook admits that most people haven’t been using their Facebook email so will focus more on improving its mobile messaging experience. Source
  6. Vote for your email provider and tell us why you use it. I use Gmail because never tried other :tooth:
  7. Microsoft's 'Patch Tuesday' is a big event for those who manage networks for a living; the updates are meant to patch security flaws and fix bugs in the company's many software platforms. While Microsoft does update its various blogs about the patches, one service they did offer was to send out an email alerting those who signed up about the patches. Unfortunately, thanks to a change in government regulation, that practice will be halted on July 1st. Below, you can find a copy of the email that Microsoft began sending out today that let readers know that the emails would be coming to a stop next week. The email does say that it is suspending the practice, which means that it could be turned back on in the future, but that's only speculation at this point. WindowsITPro points out that this could be because of Canada's Anti-Spam regulation that goes into affect on July 1, but Microsoft does not explicitly state that this is the reason. You can read the email below but if you need alternative ways to be notified about the changes, you can subscribe to these RSS feeds. ******************************************************************** Title: Microsoft Security Notifications Issued: June 27, 2014 ******************************************************************** Notice to IT professionals: As of July 1, 2014, due to changing governmental policies concerning the issuance of automated electronic messaging, Microsoft is suspending the use of email notifications that announce the following: * Security bulletin advance notifications * Security bulletin summaries * New security advisories and bulletins * Major and minor revisions to security advisories and bulletins In lieu of email notifications, you can subscribe to one or more of the RSS feeds described on the Security TechCenter website. For more information, or to sign up for an RSS feed, visit the Microsoft Technical Security Notifications webpage at http://technet.microsoft.com/security/dd252948. Other Information ================= Follow us on Twitter for the latest information and updates: http://twitter.com/msftsecresponse Recognize and avoid fraudulent email to Microsoft customers: ============================================================= If you receive an email message that claims to be distributing a Microsoft security update, it is a hoax that may contain malware or pointers to malicious websites. Microsoft does not distribute security updates via email. The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) uses PGP to digitally sign all security notifications. However, it is not required to read security notifications, security bulletins, security advisories, or install security updates. You can obtain the MSRC public PGP key at https://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/pgp. To receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft Security Bulletins and Microsoft Security Advisories are issued or revised, subscribe to Microsoft Technical Security Notifications on http://technet.microsoft.com/security/dd252948. ******************************************************************** THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS MICROSOFT COMMUNICATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. MICROSOFT DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MICROSOFT CORPORATION OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF MICROSOFT CORPORATION OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY. ******************************************************************** To manage or cancel your subscription to this newsletter, visit the Microsoft.com Profile Center at <http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=245953> and then click Manage Communications under My Subscriptions in the Quicklinks section. For more information, see the Communications Preferences section of the Microsoft Online Privacy Statement at: <http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=92781>. For the complete Microsoft Online Privacy Statement, see: <http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=81184>. For legal Information, see: <http://www.microsoft.com/info/legalinfo/default.mspx>. This newsletter was sent by: Microsoft Corporation 1 Microsoft Way Redmond, Washington, USA 98052 Source
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  9. How to keep your email from getting out of control Tips for dealing with more messages quicker Photo by Salvatore Laporta/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. Staying on top of your email can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and tedious. It’s not hard to rack up a large number of unread emails. And for that reason, it’s easy to keep checking your constant influx of messages — at the expense of other tasks. I have multiple email accounts, and I struggle with keeping that unread count low. So I did some research and compiled advice on how I could get better at managing my inbox. Here are some helpful tips I found for making your inbox easier to handle, spending less time dealing with emails, and making sure you don’t forget to respond to an important message. Don’t check all of your emails as they come in Since emails land in your inbox throughout the day, it’s easy to get distracted by them, even when you’re in the middle of something important. Instead of reading each one as soon as you get it, set aside some time every day to go through your emails and respond. If you don’t need to be on the lookout for important emails or announcements, schedule in a few short periods during the day to check your email. Other than that, stay out of your inbox. It’s also a good idea to schedule a longer chunk of time once a week or every few days to do some more heavy-duty inbox organization, like making and using folders and labels and sending those longer emails. If you still find yourself wandering into your email app, you may also want to turn off email notifications, keep that email app closed, and make sure you haven’t left your inbox open in another tab. You don’t have to answer them all immediately When you’re doing one of your regular inbox checks, only deal with those emails that can be handled quickly. If an email needs a quick response, open and answer it as you go through your messages. But if it needs more time, set aside that time to answer it later. You can label those emails, put them in a specific folder, or use the snooze feature to receive the email at a more convenient time. Create multiple sections or folders in your inbox Use different folders to store your emails. These can be based on importance, urgency, how long it takes to handle them, or the kinds of actions they require. Gmail’s default tabbed layout and Outlook’s focused inbox can help filter out spam and promotional emails and make it easier to find and check the important emails. In Gmail, you can also change the layout so that your emails are sorted into different sections, and you can choose what those sections are. Similarly, Outlook allows you to organize your email into custom groups. Use filters, rules, and labels Filters and rules direct incoming emails to specific folders. They can help save you time, and make sure your attention is focused on the most important emails. Labels can also be a good way to organize and help you keep track of your email by letting you sort your messages with different tags instead of using folders. Make templates Sometimes you end up sending similar emails repeatedly. To make things easier, you can set up email templates and use those to send out emails so you don’t have to keep writing the same message over and over. You can also use tools like Gmail’s Smart Compose and Smart Reply to help write emails quicker. Unsubscribe Unsubscribe from mailing lists and promotional emails. Go through your newsletters and make sure you’re only signed up for the ones you actually read, and delete any you haven’t read recently. Also, be sure to unsubscribe from any social media alerts you don’t need. (You may need to go into your social media accounts’ settings to switch this off.) Alternatively, you can use a separate email account for promotional emails and keep your important emails on your main account. Mute group emails you don’t need If you get CC’d on a conversation you don’t really need to be updated on or you’re in a reply-all email thread, you can mute that thread to avoid getting all of the responses. To do that, open any message in the thread, click the three dots toward the top-right corner of the screen (above the subject line), and select “Mute” from the drop-down options in Gmail or “Ignore” if you’re using Outlook. Don’t make your inbox your to-do list It may be tempting to mark an email as “unread” as a reminder to reply to it (I’m definitely guilty of this) or because it contains a task you need to complete, but this can also clutter your inbox. Keep a separate to-do list (there are a lot of apps available for that, or you could use a basic notes or sticky notes app) or put it in a specific folder. If you use Gmail, you can use Google’s Task app side by side with your inbox; just click on the tiny “Show side panel” arrow at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, and select the Tasks icon there. It’s a good idea to have separate lists running that you can update with items from your emails. For example, if your emails contain links to articles you want to read when you have more time, start a reading list — just don’t keep it in your inbox. How to keep your email from getting out of control
  10. It’s not the apps – they’ve got better. It’s not even the devices – they’re faster, slicker, with shortcuts and enhancements that make it easier, but not good. The problem is the medium itself – mobile communication has aspired to take over the entirety of our business communication, but the awkward way in which we type and the inconsistencies of a purely touch-based interface utterly shred precision and accuracy. I should also be clear that I’m talking about phone-based communication. Allegedly, Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Twitter and Square, doesn’t even use a laptop or computer. The article (and many others) have hinted that this may mean he only uses a phone, which I consider utterly preposterous – unless he has entire team members dedicated to tasks that are arduous on mobile – like writing long-form content. Accurate, detailed and well-formatted content simply doesn’t work on mobile. It’s not there, and on tablets is only just becoming viable, as they cross back into the realm of becoming, well, laptops. The issues with phone-based communication in business are obvious: Formatting is difficult Editing is difficult Fast, consistent and detailed communication is significantly slower than on a desktop Interoperability in apps is incredibly poor – even in iOS, which has improved leaps and bounds, but still requires bouncing between apps, leading to confusion and lost data It’s inefficient The success of Gmail’s smart replies, though most commonly discussed on desktop, is a glimpse toward a future of automation that isn’t totally automated, but takes the awkwardness in constructing communication out of the equation. Here’s how I see this happening in the next 10 years. Autocomplete for entire emails Templating is nothing new in business email, but the next logical step is natural language processing and machine learning that can create and customize the workflows for you. This isn’t something that’s going to be unique to mobile – on the contrary, it’ll have a huge effect on desktop communication – but it’s something that will be so common and necessary to making your phone that bit more effective in business. For example, once you finish a phone call with someone, your automated mobile inbox could create a follow-up template with line items to fill in, scheduled to send at the right time. A more complex system would understand your conversations with a prospect in advance, and at a particular time of day would prompt you to send a follow-up email at the right time. Another might be the simpler and more particular stuff – the creation of agendas before meetings handled automatically, with the right people in the “to:” and “CC” field, with the correct dates and formatting handled for you. Why this is so applicable to mobile is that you don’t have to handle the nitty gritty – it’s almost adjacent to a tinder experience of swiping left or right on what particular email to sent. Content creation on demand While certain emails may be created based on certain factors, days and calls you’ve made, your mobile phone could actually be a far more efficient interface if AI was capable of creating the emails from scratch based on ones you’d sent before. This (in line with what I’ve said about chatbots previously) is where a chatbot connected to AI is necessary. The creation of an email would be a conversation with a bot that could understand the context of both what you’re saying, your current inbox, and your contacts, and say “okay, you want to put together a short (400-500) word summary of a financial document, sent to Bob, Sally and Barbara” based on a few things. It could then understand a document (after confirming what you’d just said) and produce an email based on it – free of grammatical and spelling errors, and with a quick review you’d have it out the door. This would work incredibly well on mobile – all you need is a quick glance versus a full-screen review. It’ll require trust, but once it works, it will be amazing. There are also smaller-scale yet wonderful ideas you could build from such a system based on more casual conversation. For example, you could direct the email assistant to reach out to someone to catch up, with a little bit of an update about how things have been, with some suggested dates to meet up, and perhaps a few questions to get them thinking on a reply. Finally, as a salesperson this is a natural solution to quick and efficient prospecting – the natural language processing of an AI could learn our particular personal touches, and the general parts of a personalized, thoughtful email can be researched by the AI based on more than just databases you populate, but on recent things in the news, financials from Crunchbase and beyond. Active, intelligent responses One of those incredibly annoying feelings is getting an email when mobile that you’re not able to fully respond to before you get back to your desk. Our AI-based mobile future is one that has an inbox capable of reading itself and producing informed, accurate responses. If someone asks you if you’re able to make a call at 2PM PST, your inbox should be able to consider both your calendar and how many meetings you have booked that day. If you’re free, it produces a well-worded and grammatically sound “yes,” with an invitation prompt filled in with your Zoom conference link attached along with the right people invited. If you’re not free, it can intelligently see the rest of your calendar, and produce a response that’s empathetic and suggesting other answers. More interestingly, it could also respond with potential attachments or links to your Google Drive or other cloud storage. Someone requesting the latest version of a document is a cross-platform annoyance, but is particularly awkward when mobile – unless your inbox can see what it is, respond, suggest a document to you, and create a “here it is – let me know what you think!” reply. Intelligent replies that trigger entire other workflows already exist (we’ve already built some!), but your inbox should, with the right connections, be able to take care of these for you. When a contract’s requested, assuming the right boilerplate contract exists, your inbox could read the request, fill in the necessary details (or request them all on its own), create the signature boxes, send out the contract for signature, and when it’s completed send out a summary email internally to tell everyone the good news. The napkin math of doing that on mobile is headache-inducing – more than likely leading you to give up halfway and head back to the office. Your inbox gets smarter every day While many of these ideas can cross multiple platforms, your mobile device is an incredibly efficient interface for executing commands with those you trust. We’re used to turning on our lights, opening our cars and unlocking our doors with our phones because it’s a tap or two to make them happen – we swipe, we tap, and it’s done. If mobile email could be condensed and automated so that the repetitive, exhausting actions of email are taken away, the entire experience could be vastly preferable to the desktop. Better yet, your desktop emails could become more personal, more focused and more about what you want to do versus have to do. Source
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  12. Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities Researchers found 18 exploits that take advantage of inconsistencies in the email plumbing most people never think about. “I don’t think people appreciated that these corner-case interactions were even there.”Illustration: Sam Whitney By now you're hopefully familiar with the usual advice to avoid phishing attacks: Don't be too quick to download attachments, don't enter passwords or send money somewhere out of the blue, and of course, don't click links unless you know for sure where they actually lead. You may even scrutinize each sender's email address to make sure that what looks like [email protected] isn't really [email protected] But new research shows that even if you check a sender's address down to the letter, you could still be deceived. At the Black Hat security conference on Thursday, researchers will present "darn subtle" flaws in industry-wide protections used to ensure that emails come from the address they claim to. The study looked at the big three protocols used in email sender authentication—Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM), and Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC)—and found 18 instances of what the researchers call "evasion exploits." The vulnerabilities don't stem from the protocols themselves but from how different email services and client applications implement them. Attackers could use these loopholes to make spear-phishing attacks even harder to detect. "I think I’m a savvy, educated user, and the reality is, no, that’s actually not enough," says Vern Paxson, cofounder of the network traffic analysis firm Corelight and a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, who worked on the study along with Jianjun Chen, a postdoctoral researcher at the International Computer Science Institute, and Jian Jiang, senior director of engineering at Shape Security. "Even users who are pretty savvy are going to look at the indicators that Gmail or Hotmail or others provide and be fooled," Paxson says. Think about when you hand a friend a birthday card at their party. You probably only write their first name on the outside of the envelope, and maybe underline it or draw a heart. If you mail that letter instead, though, you need the recipient's full name and detailed address, a stamp, and ultimately a postmark with a date on it. Sending email across the internet works similarly. Though email services only require you to fill out the "To" and "Subject" fields, there's a whole list of more detailed information getting filled out behind the scenes. Those industry-standard "headers," as they're known, include date and time sent and received, language, a unique identifier called a Message-ID, and routing information. The researchers found that by strategically manipulating different header fields they can produce different types of attacks, all of which can be used to deceive the person on the other end of an email. "What’s the account sending it, and where is it from? There's not much that enforces that they actually align," Paxson says. Mistaken Identity The 18 exploits fall into three categories. The first set, called "intra-server" attacks, prey on inconsistencies in how a given email service pulls data from headers to authenticate a sender. Take the fact that email headers actually have two "From" fields, HELO and MAIL FROM. Different authentication mechanisms can be set up to reconcile those two fields in different ways. For example, some could be implemented to interpret an email address that begins with an open parenthesis—like ([email protected]—as an empty MAIL FROM field, causing it to rely instead on the HELO field for integrity checks. Those sorts of incongruities create openings for attackers to set up strategic email domains or manipulate message headers to pose as someone else. The second category focuses on manipulating similar inconsistencies, but between the mail server that receives your message and the app that actually displays it to you. The researchers found, for example, vast inconsistencies in how different servers and clients handle "From" headers that list multiple email addresses or addresses surrounded by different numbers of spaces. Services are supposed to flag such messages as having an authentication issue, but in practice, many will accept either the first address in the list, the last address in the list, or all of the addresses as the From field. Depending on where the email service lands on that spectrum—and how the mail client is configured—attackers can game this progression to send emails that look like they came from a different address than they really did. The researchers call the third category "ambiguous replay," because it includes different methods of hijacking and repurposing (or replaying) a legitimate email an attacker has received. These attacks take advantage of a known quality of the cryptographic authentication mechanism DKIM where you can receive an email that has already been authenticated, craft a new message where all of the headers and the body are the same as they were in the original email, and essentially resend it, preserving its authentication. The researchers took this a step farther, realizing that while you can't change the existing headers or body if want to maintain the authentication, you can add additional headers and body text onto what's already there. In this way, attackers could add their own message and subject line, hiding the real message in an obscure place, like as an attachment. That bit of misdirection makes it look like the attacker's message came from the original, legitimate sender and has been fully authenticated. “All Sorts of Junk” Though most people use their email accounts without ever checking what's in all of these hidden headers, email services provide the option. How you access it varies by email provider, but on Gmail, open the message you want to inspect, click More, the three vertical dots next to Reply in the upper right-hand corner, select Show Original, and the unsimplified original email will open in a new tab. The problem is that even someone combing through all of the granular headers might not detect that anything is amiss if they don't know what to look for. "You get all sorts of junk floating around, legitimate junk in network traffic that's not malicious, and you write things to try to deal with it in various ways," Corelight's Paxson says. "You want to deliver the mail if you can, don’t drop it on the floor because of some littler syntactic thing. So it's a rush to compatibility as opposed to rigor. I don’t think people appreciated that these corner-case interactions were even there. It's almost silly and yet very real." In all, the researchers found 10 email providers and 19 email clients that were vulnerable to one or more of their attacks, including Google's Gmail, Apple's iCloud, Microsoft Outlook, and Yahoo Mail. The researchers notified all of the companies of their findings and many awarded them bug bounties and fixed the issues or are working on fixing them. Microsoft told the researchers that attacks involving social engineering are out of scope for software security vulnerabilities. Yahoo has not yet taken action. The researchers say they currently have no way of knowing whether attackers have exploited these weaknesses over the years. In analyzing his own email archive, Paxson says he saw a few minor examples of some of these manipulations, but they seemed to be unintentional errors, not malicious attacks. The findings shouldn't prompt you to throw out all the advice you've heard about phishing. It's still important to avoid clicking random links and to check the email address a message seems to have come from. But the research does underscore the futility of victim-blaming when it comes to phishing attacks. Even when you do everything right, attackers could still slip by. Decades-Old Email Flaws Could Let Attackers Mask Their Identities
  13. Apple sends me so many invoices every week that I scarcely know what I've gone and bought. Does it still stink? Then there are the constantly cheery emails I get from apparent relatives who want me to keep large sums of money for them. Just for a few days. Occasionally, I wonder why Microsoft -- I still proudly rock my Hotmail -- Apple and Google aren't blocking more of such phishing messages. This appears to have also crossed the minds of researchers at the UK's University of Plymouth. The wise wonderers at the university's Center for Security, Communications and Network Research thought they'd try and become phishers themselves. So they grabbed some sample email formulations from phishing attacks of the past and sent them to specific email addresses. Some of these phishing emails had links, others didn't. Would they be blocked? Would they at least be marked as suspicious? Would fish make excellent world leaders? The results were truly painful. A fulsome 75% of the linkless messages wafted straight through to inboxes. A hearty 64% of the ones enjoying links also sailed in without so much as a passport check. Professor Steven Furnell, the Center's leader, offered a dim view of email providers. He said: "The poor performance of most providers implies they either do not employ filtering based on language content or that it is inadequate to protect users. Given users' tendency to perform poorly at identifying malicious messages, this is a worrying outcome." We're told that technology has such a large brain these days. It can (allegedly) recognize a human face, predict your propensity to commit a crime, and even make President Obama say things he didn't. It seems less able, however, to spot that A. Harland O'Mali Whitebait is not a real name. Nor that, even if it was, the email address associated with it wouldn't be mailbox50990 @ abangabobby. Equally, technology struggles to notice that a message reading: "My dear, your inheritance is to arriving here fast and soon. Please allow remittance details" isn't likely to come from anyone who is actually related to you, knows you or would even ever want to send you money. Could it be, perhaps, that many of the largest email providers just don't care? After all, have you ever tried to get any sort of customer service from most of them? I tried with Microsoft once and was offered lots of unhelpful pre-prepared FAQs and a complete inability to contact an actual human being. As my colleague Danny Palmer recently reported, the most common form of phishing threat in your inbox is the personal impersonation. Of course, users should have become more adept at noticing when an email is an evil fake. You might think, though, that tech companies would have used their sophisticated systems to learn the clumsy wordings of so many of these scammers and made sure that none of these fakes ever reaches their customers' eyes. After all, I actually pay Microsoft for my Hotmail, yet many of the phishing emails don't even get labeled as junk. Source
  14. Hello guys, I hope I'm not posting this thread at wrong place. If I did, I apologize to the moderators! I want to hear your opinions about email providers, which are good, legit, and not scam. I don't like Gmail because it is the worst spy ever. So, I'm looking for alternatives. I know there are some other free email providers, but the problem at some of them is they very easy can terminate your account for many reasons, or for inactivity of 3 months (like Protonmail for example). Some other have a period of inactivity of 6 months (like GMX, Mail.com, Tutanota etc.) My first question is: Q1: Is there any good legit FREE email provider which doesn't terminate the accounts so easy? And my other question is about the PAID email providers. At them the "inactivity" is not a reason for terminating. From what I found out, the cheapest is the Mail.com (Premium) with 19.95 USD per year. So, my question is: Q2: Are there other cheaper alternatives to Mail.com? And how good and legit is Mail.com? I heard different opinions about Mail.com, many of them were negative, so I don't know how good it is. Thank you in advance, and I apologize if I made a mistake!
  15. Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher’s ads with so much bot and junk traffic that Google’s automated anti-fraud systems suspend the user’s AdSense account for suspicious traffic. A redacted extortion email targeting users of Google’s AdSense program. Earlier this month, KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader who maintains several sites that receive a fair amount of traffic. The message this reader shared began by quoting from an automated email Google’s systems might send if they detect your site is seeking to benefit from automated clicks. The message continues: “Very soon the warning notice from above will appear at the dashboard of your AdSense account undoubtedly! This will happen due to the fact that we’re about to flood your site with huge amount of direct bot generated web traffic with 100% bounce ratio and thousands of IP’s in rotation — a nightmare for every AdSense publisher. More also we’ll adjust our sophisticated bots to open, in endless cycle with different time duration, every AdSense banner which runs on your site.” The message goes on to warn that while the targeted site’s ad revenue will be briefly increased, “AdSense traffic assessment algorithms will detect very fast such a web traffic pattern as fraudulent.” “Next an ad serving limit will be placed on your publisher account and all the revenue will be refunded to advertisers. This means that the main source of profit for your site will be temporarily suspended. It will take some time, usually a month, for the AdSense to lift your ad ban, but if this happens we will have all the resources needed to flood your site again with bad quality web traffic which will lead to second AdSense ban that could be permanent!” The message demands $5,000 worth of bitcoin to forestall the attack. In this scam, the extortionists are likely betting that some publishers may see paying up as a cheaper alternative to having their main source of advertising revenue evaporate. The reader who shared this email said while he considered the message likely to be a baseless threat, a review of his recent AdSense traffic statistics showed that detections in his “AdSense invalid traffic report” from the past month had increased substantially. The reader, who asked not to be identified in this story, also pointed to articles about a recent AdSense crackdown in which Google announced it was enhancing its defenses by improving the systems that identify potentially invalid traffic or high risk activities before ads are served. Google defines invalid traffic as “clicks or impressions generated by publishers clicking their own live ads,” as well as “automated clicking tools or traffic sources.” “Pretty concerning, thought it seems this group is only saying they’re planning their attack,” the reader wrote. Google declined to discuss this reader’s account, saying its contracts prevent the company from commenting publicly on a specific partner’s status or enforcement actions. But in a statement shared with KrebsOnSecurity, the company said the message appears to be a classic threat of sabotage, wherein an actor attempts to trigger an enforcement action against a publisher by sending invalid traffic to their inventory. “We hear a lot about the potential for sabotage, it’s extremely rare in practice, and we have built some safeguards in place to prevent sabotage from succeeding,” the statement explained. “For example, we have detection mechanisms in place to proactively detect potential sabotage and take it into account in our enforcement systems.” Google said it has extensive tools and processes to protect against invalid traffic across its products, and that most invalid traffic is filtered from its systems before advertisers and publishers are ever impacted. “We have a help center on our website with tips for AdSense publishers on sabotage,” the statement continues. “There’s also a form we provide for publishers to contact us if they believe they are the victims of sabotage. We encourage publishers to disengage from any communication or further action with parties that signal that they will drive invalid traffic to their web properties. If there are concerns about invalid traffic, they should communicate that to us, and our Ad Traffic Quality team will monitor and evaluate their accounts as needed.” Source: Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads (KrebsOnSecurity - Brian Krebs)
  16. 38,000 people forced to pick up email passwords in person Malware and legal requirements force academics and students to join a near-endless line in order to pick up their passwords Usually, if you forget your password or need to change it for other reasons, getting a new one is a straightforward process that involves a few clicks. Now imagine you would have to prove your identity and retrieve your password in person. Don’t rush to laugh this off as a bizarre fantasy, as thousands of students and faculty members at the Justus Liebig University Giessen in Germany were unlikely to be laughing when they learned that they would have to do just that. According to the institution’s statement, 38,000 students and academics now have to stand in line, ID card in hand, so that they can receive new passwords to their university email accounts. The distribution of new passwords was prompted by a malware incident detected last week, with the university’s network being offline since December 8th. As for the unorthodox way of issuing new passwords in person, the staff are citing the legal requirements of the German National Research and Education Network (DFN). Arguably, in a way the university can be lauded for its incident response. Since the incident was noticed, the servers and machines were taken offline. USB flash drives loaded with security software were handed out to faculty members, institutes and departments to carry out scans of all machines connected to the university’s network. The devices that passed the first wave of checks were labeled with green stickers. A second wave of scans then followed, and included, to use the university’s own words, a “specialized scan for the new virus type”. A total of 1,200 USBs were prepared for the second wave, which has been underway since December 18th. Computers that passed both scans are immediately cleared for use. Students were assured that their private machines were free of any risks since they use a separate university network to the one that was compromised. Nevertheless, the university’s IT Service center decided to assign new passwords to everyone since they suspected that the malware hit their e-mail servers as well. The whole process was designed to be as precise and orderly as possible, and the students and faculty were separated into groups based on their date of birth and can pick up their passwords during allotted timeslots. Prospective students were affected as well. The website through which they could apply is currently offline as well. This means that they will have to apply through more “analog” ways, such as submitting applications in person or sending them by traditional mail. Source
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