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Cisco and McAfee decide users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments

Cisco's adding McAfee's Advanced Threat Defense to platforms supported by its Email Security Appliance platform. The alliance is designed to make integration between the two systems easy – the Advanced Threat Defence (ATD) e-mail connector is a single checkbox in the McAfee UI, plus selecting permitted hosts and the file …

Lawyers! win! millions! in! bonkers! Yahoo! email! snooping! case!

A bunch of lawyers have persuaded Yahoo! to keep scanning e-mails for advertising and pay their fees. The class-action case was launched in 2013, and finally got the formal green-light to go ahead last year. The Purple Palace wanted to scan e-mails passing through its systems, so as to deliver targeted advertising to those …

Australian spooks' email guide banishes MS Word macros, JavaScript

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), the sigint outfit renowned for its “don't be stupid” guide to infosec, has published its latest guidelines for e-mail admins. E-mail being what it is, its Malicious Email Mitigation Strategies carries a fair amount of detail, but the basics are easy: treat attachments like live …
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Hillary Clinton private email server probe winding up – reports

A former staffer to Hillary Clinton has reportedly been granted immunity from prosecution, to get answers about her private email server. The Washington Post has reported that the FBI has “secured the cooperation” of Bryan Pagliano, who set up the server in her home in New York in 2009. The Washington Post says the …

Google wants to add 'not encrypted' warnings to Gmail

Google is getting ready to alert Gmail users when messages are received in the clear instead of via encrypted transport, in response both to slow adoption of encryption by some hosts, and apparent hostility to encryption in some countries. Seven countries – Tunisia, Iraq, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Kenya, Uganda and Lesotho – …
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Web server secured? Good, now let's talk about e-mail

While Website owners may have noticed the need to get rid of old, buggy or weak crypto, those operating e-mail servers seem to be operating on autopilot. Not in a good way, either: the world of e-mail is headed for “controlled flight into terrain” if sysadmins don't grab the controls and get to work, the researchers from …

German infosec bureaucrats want mail providers to encrypt

It's not so often that the dense and often dull documents that are our Internet standards attract the endorsement of governments, but that's what has happened with RFC 7672. Part of 'net boffins' ongoing effort to rewrite standards for better privacy, the standards-track RFC (SMTP Security via Opportunistic DNS-Based …
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Hillary's sysadmin left VNC, RDP exposed to the internet - report

Not only did Democratic Party presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton run her own email server while at the State Department: someone, presumably her friendly local sysadmin, decided it needed remote desktop protocol (RDP) and desktop sharing code virtual network computing (VNC) exposed to the Internet. The folks at Associated …
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Facebook phone app attempts to seize ALL YOUR MAIL

Facebook has found an innovative way to encourage use of its email service: reach into users' mobile phone address books and change the email addresses stored against each contact to their Facebook email account. It has emerged that Facebook's war on competing services now extends beyond the manipulated Timeline and into …
Bill Ray, 2 Jul 2012
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Thomas Crown blagger recruits decoy dupes on internet

A crafty bank robber in America made a Thomas Crown style escape from the scene of his crime by recruiting a crowd of unsuspecting identically-dressed accomplices on the internet. King5.com reports that the well-organised villain struck as an armoured van was picking up cash from the a Bank of America branch in Monroe, …
Lewis Page, 3 Oct 2008
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Court cheers warrantless snooping of e-mail

Your e-mail is at risk again thanks to a recent ruling that backs no-notice, warrantless digs through e-mail accounts held by service providers. A US appeals court issued a ruling (PDF) on Friday that overturned a previous decision by one of its panels preventing government searches of private email accounts without prior …
Kevin Fayle, 15 Jul 2008
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Intel ordered to dish documents on deleted antitrust lawsuit e-mails

AMD vs Intel Intel has been ordered to hand over secret employee interviews from an internal investigation looking into documents and e-mails that went missing during its antitrust trial with AMD. The chip giant tried to shield itself from full disclosure of the interviews by claiming they were protected by attorney-client privileges. …
Austin Modine, 15 May 2008

SaaSy Dell 2.0 buys MessageOne for $155m

Anyone confused by exactly what Dell 2.0 means should have a look at today's acquisition of MessageOne. Most of the media reports so far have centered on MessageOne's ties to Michael Dell's brother Adam Dell. The "other" Dell founded MessageOne way back in 1998 and once served as Chairman of the e-mail backup service provider. …
Ashlee Vance, 12 Feb 2008

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