Social engineering: Study finds Americans willingly open malicious emails (CSO Online)
A recent study shows that 30 percent of Americans will open emails, even when they know the message is malicious. These type of stats are an attackers dream, but are they realistic?
Kelihos is a new spin on an old threat (Fudzilla)
Chris Mannon, security researcher at Zscaler ThreatLabZ is warning that the Kelihos botnet is using some natty technology which puts new spin on an old threat.
Why email security has always been a problem (Lifehacker)
While email is a source of unending frustration for many among us, with our inboxes flooded with urgent missives, forced conversations induced by someone hitting Reply-All, and entreaties from princes to share their outrageous fortune, the problems with email have entered a different dimension altogether with the ongoing revelations about the intelligence gathering programs run by the NSA.
Email security threats remain a persistent headache (Mobile Marketing Watch)
A new survey, “Email Spam and Related User Behavior,” which was conducted by market research group TNS Global, discovered that 94.7 percent of Americans received at least one email containing a virus, spyware, or malware.
Not OK, Cupid: dating site email security gaffe leaves your account wide open (The Verge)
Users may be exposing themselves without realizing it.
Fake “secure document” notice will compromise your email account (Net-Security.org)
The latest large scale phishing campaign includes a fake email from “the Gmail Team”, which says that the users’ “financial institute” has sent them a secure document via Google Docs.