Tagged: Attack

Welcome to the Attack archives of the Mailfence Blog.

Vishing

Social Engineering: What is Smishing?

SMiShing (short of SMS phishing) is an emerging security threat. It is a technique that uses mobile phone text messages (SMS) to trick victims into taking an immediate action. Why...

vishing

Social Engineering: What is Vishing?

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

Password advisory

Security advisory regarding Yahoo hack

Yahoo recently confirmed a massive breach of over 500 million email accounts, including both credentials and security questions. At Mailfence – a secure and private email service, the security team...

How to combat Advanced Persistent Threats

The diluted usage of the term advanced persistent threat (APT) across the media, marketing and industry conversations continues to amaze us. Too many organizations are now distracted by the hype...

Tailgating

Social Engineering: What is Tailgating?

What is tailgating? An attacker seeking entry to a restricted area, where access is unattended or controlled by electronic access control, can simply walk in behind a person who has...