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Category Archives: E-Mail

How to Power Up Your To-Do List

The New York Times – The free task-reminder app on your phone can keep you and your projects on track. “Getting organized is serious business, judging by the number of checklist and chore-tracker programs available. If you’re new to mobile task-manager software, Apple and Google have their own free apps that combine the convenience of a notes app with the ability to set notification alerts to make sure things get done on time. Apple’s Reminders app runs on its iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Apple Watches, Mac computers and iCloud.com. The Google Tasks app for Android and iOS is also integrated into Gmail and Google Calendar. Here are the basics for both apps…”

Report – how law enforcement can extract sensitive data from your car

The Verge: “A new report from The Intercept has shed light on a worrying new technology that lets law enforcement agencies extract personal data from people’s cars. It reports that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently made an order worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from Swedish data extraction firm MSAB which included iVe… Continue Reading

How and when to use the Recall feature in Outlook (and other email systems)

Tech Republic – “Outlook’s Recall feature, which ostensibly offers users a way to recall emails they have sent either by mistake, with incorrect or inappropriate information or in the heat of a bad moment, has been around for some time across numerous versions. Its usage was especially common when the “press Ctrl-Enter to send” problem… Continue Reading

Data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale online

Tech Republic: “A massive trove of LinkedIn account data has been found for sale online, containing 500 million user records including email addresses, phone numbers, links to other social media profiles and professional details Reported by CyberNews researchers, the leak was posted to a forum popular with hackers by a user asking for a “four-digit… Continue Reading

Are my passwords on the dark web? Protect your data after a breach

CNET – “By the time a company tells you your data’s been stolen as part of a breach, your information may already be on the dark web. Here’s how to keep pace with the hackers. Your personal data’s been stolen, but you often won’t learn about it until long after Facebook, Equifax, Marriott, Yahoo, DoorDash or some… Continue Reading

533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online

Business Insider – “A user in a low level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users for free online. The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 27, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 27, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

5 Common Cybercrime Attack Vectors and How to Avoid Them

MakeUseOf – “The threat landscape has significantly expanded with the proliferation of the internet and digital connectivity. As of March 2020, there were more than 677 million new malware detections. This figure by Statista indicates a growing threat of cyberattacks against individuals and businesses. Cybercriminals take advantage of cyberattack vectors to bypass your basic security… Continue Reading

Three billion phishing emails are sent every day. But one change could make life much harder for scammers

ZDNet – “Three billion phishing emails are sent every day. But one change could make life much harder for scammers. Phishing attacks remain extremely popular with cyber criminals – but by applying DMARC, organisations can help thwart them. Cyber criminals are sending over three billion emails a day as part of phishing attacks designed to… Continue Reading

The pandemic’s impact on email: Increased volume, adjusted strategy

Tech Republic: “Whether because of the boost the pandemic bestowed upon online shopping or simply more time in front of their laptops, senders had to change strategies regarding promotional emails and the way they are distributed, according to “How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Emailing,” a new study from Pathwire. More than half, 55% of… Continue Reading

How to change your signature in Gmail

Mashable: “Your email signature — that text you choose to use as your name and sign-off at the end of a message — is an important part of your personal digital branding. It provides the email recipient with vital information about you, like your job title and further contact information, or whatever else you choose… Continue Reading