Homeland Security Warning About Phishing As A Threat to 2020 Elections
The US Department of Homeland Security is warning state election officials that phishing attacks are one of the greatest threats to watch out for as the 2020 elections approach. Fifth Domain reports that Geoff Hale, director of the DHS’ Election Security Initiative, told a gathering of secretaries of state last week that phishing is what… (0 comment)

Why litigation holds are not a viable alternative to backups
Microsoft does not provide backup and recovery tools for its Office 365 services and has no plans to include them in the future. Some organizations use litigation holds as a substitute for email data protection, but this method doesn’t meet all the requirements that are expected of a backup solution. A litigation hold placed on… (0 comment)

Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for July 2019
The much awaited Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for July 2019 are here. If you’re a sysadmin, you probably know what this means for you: a week full of testing and deploying updates and troubleshooting patch failures, and then another week or so of waiting for hotfixes to mend issues in patches that were already released… (0 comment)

Automated Tailored EBAY Spam Campaign Leads to Risky Sites
Automated spam on eBay is spreading tailored phishing messages offering to promote users’ products, and the links the spammers share can lead to dangerous websites, according to Paul Ducklin at Naked Security. The messages themselves contain text customized to a product the target has just posted, and they include an image of a shortened, easy-to-read… (0 comment)