If you read my post on ‘spear phishing’ you’ll be aware that the hijacking of email accounts is on the rise. These attacks generally revolve around the attacker already knowing the login details for the account somehow.
When I speak to customers they often wonder how the attacker knew their seemingly complex password. Did they simply guess it?
The simple answer is no, in my opinion, that’s very unlikely.
It’s much more likely that the email address and password were used on another site/ service which has led to them being compromised or ‘pwned’.
Last year I wrote this article that described how you could use a combination of MailStore email archiver’s auditing features, the Windows task manager and a PowerShell script to send you email alerts in the event an archiving job failed.
This worked well but it was a little on the keen side, occasionally being triggered by a job failing that would actually just go on to run fine again shortly afterwards.
If you’re considering a backup strategy for your business, it won’t be long before you need to start thinking about storage media, and which of the various types is best suited to your needs.
In this post, I attempt to help by doing my best, to sum up the strengths and weaknesses of each as I see them, from my experience of working with customers using BackupAssist for Windows (which we’re distributors of).
I hope this will be of some use to you regardless of the software you’re using, however, this is written with BackupAssist users in mind.
First up….USB drives.
Would you find it useful to be able to see the entries in a colleague’s calendar? Perhaps a few of you share a meeting room and you’d like the ability to manage bookings? Maybe you just need an out-of-office responder you can set from Outlook?
Today sees a new point release of Outlook Connector, a highly recommended add-on for MDaemon Messaging Server. It’s the part that provides all of the above, plus lots more ‘Exchange-like’ functionality to help you work more efficiently by collaborating better with your colleagues.
Here are the highlights of this minor update – as always, you can find a more detailed list in the official release notes.
Whether it’s mildly irritating offers for cut-price blue pills, or something altogether more sinister such as holding your company files ransom, today’s cyber-criminals are using increasingly sophisticated and varied techniques to target your business by email.
Today saw the latest major release of SecurityGateway, a software firewall that sits between your Exchange, MDaemon, Kerio or Smartermail server, and your router, protecting your organisation from spam, viruses, spoofing, phishing and more.
In this post, we take a whistle-stop tour of the new features.
As always, this is just our highlights, a comprehensive list of all new features and enhancements can be viewed in the SecurityGateway Release Notes.
I wanted to share an issue we’ve seen multiple reports of this week, where MDaemon customers have started receiving bouncebacks from Google mail servers.
Valid email is being refused due to PTR record failures, and it’s happening for all Gmail domains including customer registered domains that are used with Google services.
It’s inevitable. At some point, if you’ve got BackupAssist managing a pool of multiple drives or cartridges, the person responsible will forget to change them.
One of the nice things about BackupAssist is that it’ll automatically email the individual and tell them they’re single-handedly responsible for putting the entire company at risk and that they’re basically a bad person.
Well…words to that effect.
This is how you set up a reminder…