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Google Docs phishing attack underscores OAuth security risks

Google has stopped Wednesday’s clever email phishing scheme, but the attack may very well make a comeback.

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Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app

Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

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Russian hackers use OAuth, fake Google apps to phish users

The Russian hacking group blamed for targeting U.S. and European elections has been tricking victims into handing over login credentials with fake Google security applications.

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How to minimize the risks of phishing scams

Employees are often the weakest link in your company's security chain. But with a little knowledge and foresight you can mitigate the risks. In this video, CIO.com senior writer Sharon Florentine explains the anatomy of a phishing...

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Can Google’s Key Transparency make encrypted email ubiquitous?

The open nature of email makes implementing encryption complex. Google hopes to change that with its Key Transparency initiative.

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Top 5 email security best practices to prevent malware distribution

With email representing an open, trusted channel that allows malware to piggyback on any document to infect a network, it’s often up to the organizations – their security teams and employees – to adopt appropriate security strategies...

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Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that’s end-to-end. The gateways usually rely on plug-ins to Outlook and browsers so you can continue using your existing...

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Google launches official Gmail Add-on program

Google is making it possible for developers to bring their services into Gmail using new integrations called Add-ons.

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Astro is an AI-powered email client with big dreams

This startup wants to help people get a hold of their workplace communications with the power of AI.

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Here’s how Microsoft has rethought its approach to email

The tech titan has made a concerted move to change its position in the email market over the past few years, driven by the overall move to mobile. Here's how it happened.

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Why email is safer in Office 365 than on your Exchange server

Beyond blocking spam and virus-laden messages, cloud services can determine whether links are safe to visit and whether you’re protecting the right information.

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Pence used private mail for state work as governor, account was hacked

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence reportedly used a private email account to transact state business when he was governor of Indiana, and his AOL account was hacked once, according to a news report.

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Yahoo execs botched its response to 2014 breach, investigation finds

The internet pioneer, which reported a massive data breach involving 500 million user accounts in Sept., actually knew an intrusion had occurred back in 2014, but allegedly botched a proper response.

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AI as advisor, not magician

Often we look to AI-like tools, such as Google's Smart Reply, to perform tasks they just can't do. But AI will improve a lot of situations if we reset our expectations.

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Google shifts on email encryption tool, leaving its fate unclear

Google is asking developers to take over its effort to make end-to-end email encryption more user friendly, raising questions over whether it’ll ever become an official feature in the company’s products.

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5 ways to spot a phishing email

Think you're clever enough to recognize a phishing attempt? Think again. Cybercriminals are getting smarter and their phishing skills are getting better, but we've put together this list of clues to help you avoid a costly error.

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How to communicate from a Linux shell: Email, instant messaging

Communicating via email and instant messaging entirely from a Linux shell is astoundingly easy. And the benefits of doing so are enticing.

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Yahoo warns users of account breaches related to recent attacks

Yahoo has begun warning individual users that their accounts with the service may have been compromised in a massive data breach it reported late last year.

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