dha


A: Email is totally insecure. Despite this fact, it is relied upon for some of our most critical personal and business communications. Circa 1980, The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) was designed without even a glimmer of what the internet would become. Security was not as paramount a concern as it is now; it never made it into the protocol. Changing this has been an uphill struggle due to the sheer number of mail servers and users who rely on them. Even today, by default, email is sent in plain text (if both servers do not already use... [Read More]
by RSS Carl Windsor  |  Nov 14, 2013  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
Spam has plagued e-mail users since its inception. Users obtain a brand new e-mail address only to be pummeled with spam and phishing campaigns usually within a matter of hours. Without fail, cybercriminals seem to have access to a never-ending supply of e-mail addresses and other personally identifying information to fuel spam, phishing and malware activities. That isn't by accident. One of the ways cybercriminals can tap into that bottomless well of personally identifying information is through a Directory Harvesting Attack (DHA). "A DHA... [Read More]
by RSS Stefanie Hoffman  |  Jul 31, 2013  |  Filed in: