Email & Communications

Facebook Passwords Stored in Plain Text since 2012

Facebook has been mining user data for years. It logs our political stances, relationship histories and even phone records. Recent information suggests that it has been logging something else, too: unencrypted passwords. As per the recent news, hundreds of millions of passwords have been stored in plain text by Facebook-created applications. This information has been …

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Question of the Month – April

Question: Why do I get bounce-back emails from unfamiliar addresses? Answer: While bounce-back emails are often legitimate, they could be caused by unsolicited email (spam) or malicious messages. There are a number of reasons why a bounce-back email may not be all it seems. Three examples are as follows: A spammer could be using your …

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This Email will Self-destruct in…

Earlier this year, Google revamped its Gmail service with a redesigned interface and many extra features. One of these new features is the “confidential” option, which allows users to send an email that can’t be forwarded, copied, printed or downloaded; users can also set a date for it to expire and remove the recipient’s access. …

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Question of the Month – March

Question: Will I lose my email account if I stop using it? Answer: There are two main situations in which you may lose the ability to send emails and even access your email account following a period of not logging in: Inactivity and exceeded quota. E-mail expires or disables as a result of inactivity Many …

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Four Easy Email Encryption Tips

Unencrypted emails can be compared to postcards. Anyone who gets their hands on them while in transit are able to read the content freely. If you’re sending an email that contains sensitive information, this is far from ideal. To ensure the content of your emails are fully protected from prying eyes, you’ll need to encrypt …

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Protect Your Office 365 Data with Multi-Factor Authentication

Today’s hackers are getting increasingly sophisticated and, frustratingly, better and better at what they do. They have extended their methods beyond the use of phishing attacks to access your devices or systems or stealth installations of Trojans on your operating network. The sad truth is that every time you install a new app onto your …

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