We are increasingly surrounded by artificial intelligence (AI). Autonomous driving or automatic facial recognition are just two popular examples of how AI is changing our everyday lives. IT security is also on the verge of upheaval, as AI has enormous potential for defending against cyber attacks. The attackers do not rest and use AI to optimise their attacks. Despite all the hype, however, it is often overlooked that users today can already benefit from conventional functionalities that are on a par with AI-supported technologies. Read more
Since Microsoft has already discontinued support for Outlook 2007 in October 2017, we now announce the discontinuation of support for Outlook 2007 for the NoSpamProxy Outlook add-in as of June 30, 2019. If you are still using the Outlok add-in with Outlook 2007, we recommend that you upgrade to a current version of Office or Outlook (at least Outlook 2010) due to the security risks associated with Office 2007.
Digital transformation is the shift towards modern workplaces that respond to technological progress and the realities of people’s lives. However, this shift to cloud-based work should not be at the expense of security or data protection – especially in view of the fact that emails are still the most important gateway for cyber attacks. What can Office 365 do to secure email traffic and protect your business from spam and malware?
The new NoSpamProxy version offers numerous enhancements and convenience functions for administrators and users. The sophisticated URL Safeguard enables the rewriting of URLs in incoming emails and checks the URL at the time the user clicks on it to see if there are any negative estimates for the URL. In Version 13, the optional Sandbox Service provides an additional level of email security. The near- comprehensive support of the S/MIME 4.0 standard, which Net at Work is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer, as well as a multitude of improvements that further increase the security of email communication round off the new version.
Malware endangers computers, systems, IT infrastructures, and entire companies. The aim of these attacks, which are carried out using malware, is to capture data, documents and passwords. In most cases, the criminals want to enrich themselves with the money of their victims. The financial losses for private individuals or companies can be serious: Financial damages, including insolvency, can be caused by malware if action is not taken in time.
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.
Criminals have recently launched a wave of email attacks targeting industrial AutoCAD files. The focus is on companies in the renewable energy and automotive sectors. Industrial espionage thus reaches an unprecedented scale.
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.