A new wave of spam emails and viruses is currently affecting IT systems around the world. Since early November 2018, fake invoices, bank account warnings and other forged documents containing malicious code in the form of banking trojan Emotet are being distributed.
The term malware (“malicious software”) is often used as a synonym for terms such as virus or trojan. In fact, malware is the umbrella term for a variety of threats that users are exposed to. This malware is a major threat to IT infrastructures and systems and exposes data of all kinds to major risks. Malware has only one purpose: to harm the user. This damage is either financial or involves the loss or involuntary disclosure of confidential data or private information. By far the largest part of malware attacks is carried out via spam emails. Malware and spam have become substantial threats for companies and authorities with the spread of trojan Locky in 2016. Read more
For months we have been reading about increasingly sophisticated attacks on companies. With every new wave, we are amazed to discover that a particular virus or trojan is especially dangerous and clever. The programmer of the malware may even award himself or herself a medal if the German BSI issues a report or a news report mentions the attack.
The University of Rostock replaces Sophos and Vamsoft with the central email relay NoSpamProxy to ensure secure and uninterrupted email communication for more than 16,500 users. With NoSpamProxy Protection, students and staff avoid spam and malware as completely as technically possible.
Dear NoSpamProxy customers,
since a few hours we see in customer environments that send outgoing e-mails from O365 via NoSpamProxy the error “Unable to relay”. We found that Microsoft uses a new certificate to identify all Office 365 email servers, which was issued by a GlobalSign CA rather than Microsoft’s own CA. The NoSpamProxy security check to see if the server is a valid “company e-mail server” fails and the e-mails are rejected. A new Fast Channel Version is available to fix this issue.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Your NoSpamProxy Team
NoSpamProxy is a must at CeBIT 2018. This year CeBIT takes place for the first time in summer, from June 12 to 15 in Hannover. In cooperation with our partner Bundesdruckerei we will use practical examples to show you how easy it is to transmit DSGVO-compliant and encrypted emails containing personal data. 0.0 00
Sending large attachments by email can cause problems because images, videos or large documents often exceed the maximum file size allowed. This is becoming increasingly problematic because more and more data is generated every day. Countless image and multimedia files created using smartphone cameras are proof of this. Research shows that the average size of the files that users want to send as email attachments is growing from year to year. This puts a strain on corporate email infrastructures, resulting in bans on the sending of large files, the setting of limits or a case-by-case basis approval policy.
In phishing emails, criminals sometimes pretend to be financial institutions, sometimes online shops, sometimes lottery organisations, and sometimes even your boss. Add to this a faithfully recreated email and website design, and suddenly there is a great danger of a successful phishing attack. So how is it possible to identify a phishing attack? With our overview of the characteristics of phishing emails, you can now detect any attempt at fraud and learn how to detect dangerous emails.