Corona Phishing Malware

The Coronavirus pandemic, the outbreak of which was first discovered in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in late December 2019, is currently a constant topic in the news. Favoured by the hesitant behaviour of the Chinese authorities and global travel and air traffic, there are, according to information from the Federal Ministry of Health, at this point in time (as of 5 February 2020) more than 24,000 cases of infection and over 400 deaths attributed to the corona virus. In addition to these dramatic health consequences, the virus also poses other dangers.

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Business Unit Manager NoSpamProxy

Stefan Cink, Product Manager of NoSpamProxy and email security expert at Net at Work, is the new Business Unit Manager for NoSpamProxy as of January 1, 2020. As Business Unit Manager, he reports directly to the management and is responsible for the business objectives regarding profitability, growth and sustainability. He takes over this task from Dr. Horst Joepen, who has led the expansion of the NoSpamProxy business as an external consultant for five years and will continue to actively support us as a consultant for strategy and new market opportunities.

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Recently, our support has received reports that the Cyren Integration Service is detected as malware by Windows Defender on systems with the NoSpamProxy Gateway role and the NoSpamProxy WebPortal.

Please refer to the Knowledge Base article Configuration of installed on-access virus scanners and exclude all directories described there from the online scan of the locally installed virus scanners.

Sicherheitslücke PDFex

A Bochum research group today published a vulnerability in encrypted PDF files. The BSI had published a preliminary information on this subject prior to the publication. It is to be expected that users will be highly unsettled. NoSpamProxy clarifies for whom which risks actually exist and who is affected. For special safety requirements, alternatives are shown.

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S/MIME Zertifikate

Every email is vulnerable, theoretically. The path of an email through the Internet is long, even if the speed of transmission often makes you forget. Emails can be intercepted, read or even modified during transport. At least if they are sent unencrypted. The consequences can be devastating: financial damage, data loss or loss of image threaten all those who exchange unencrypted emails. In addition, unencrypted emails are already no longer compatible with data protection – also with regard to the GDPR.

One way to enable secure email communication and send information confidentially and securely is PKI-based email encryption and signature. PKI stands for Public Key Infrastructure, and the most common standard for such encryption used by government agencies and companies is S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions).

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