Tagged: Access

Welcome to the Access archives of the Mailfence Blog.

what is vishing

Social Engineering: What is Vishing?

Vishing is a combination of “voice” and “phishing”. It refers to phishing scams done over the phone. Individuals are tricked into revealing critical financial or personal information during seemingly trustworthy...

what is smishing

Social Engineering: What is Smishing?

Smishing is a social engineering attack using phishing techniques, but sent by text message instead of email. The name is a combination of SMS and phishing. In this post, you’ll...

Social Engineering: What is Phishing?

Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) is a kind of identity theft that is growing in popularity amongst hackers. By using fraudulent websites and false emails, fake phone calls, and whatnot – perpetrators attempt...

IFF 2019: A brief rundown by Mailfence!

Mailfence attended the Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) in April 2019. This blogpost will provide you a brief run-down of our overall experience with regards to the event. Our team engaged...

Encryption backdoors image 1

Encryption Backdoors: Do not work!

Some background knowledge on Encryption Backdoors Certain events have led to renewed calls from governments and law enforcement for more sophisticated tools for monitoring suspects. One idea that has received renewed attention...

Protecting your devices when traveling

Even the most privacy-conscious among us encounter various security threats when travelling. Unless your laptop is inside a Zero Halliburton briefcase handcuffed to your wrist, it’s difficult to keep your...