April 24, 2012 EMAIL SECURITY

Email Best Practices: Quick Guide to Avoiding Email-Related Threats

PC Today, April 2012 (page 22)
Volume 10, Issue 4

Email is a business staple for companies of all sizes. It’s also a source of security threats from nefarious hackers. What follows is a refresher on how to avoid email threats.

Know Thy Sender

Hackers have long targeted users with spam, or unsolicited email, to entice them into loading viruses or malware, providing personal information on Web forms, and more. Spammers obtain addresses, says Pierluigi Stella, CTO for Network Box USA (www.networkboxusa.com), through Internet harvesting, purchasing email lists, browsing Web sources (LinkedIn, Google, etc.), hacking, and directory harvest attacks. (Read more)