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Posts Tagged ‘Email’

What is Two Factor Authentication?

Two Factor Authentication

It’s no longer enough to just have secure passwords or a password vault to protect your online accounts. Now days, two factor authentication is implemented on just about every major platform, but you might be wondering, “What is two factor authentication?” What is Two Factor Authentication (2FA)? Two factor authentication requires an account holder to verify their identity by entering two pieces of information instead of one to login to their account. For example, to login to your email, you may be required to enter your password and then also enter a code that was sent via SMS to your…

Phishing for Information – Google Docs Phishing Scam

Phishing Scam

Earlier this month, Google Docs discovered a phishing scam campaign by an unknown organization which affected roughly 1 million accounts. Thankfully it took only an hour after the release of the Google Docs phishing scam to bring it down. Phishing for information via email is just one way hackers try to obtain personal account information. Google Docs Phishing Scam This Google Docs phishing scam came in the form of an email which used data to make you believe that someone you knew had shared a document with you on Google Docs. The hope was that they could get you to…

Beware the Newest Identical Domain Phishing Scam – Firefox and Chrome

Identical Domain Phishing Scam

Phishing is one of the top methods to trick unsuspecting people into giving up personal information on the internet. Phishing is typically carried out through email. A scammer sends out emails posing to be a legitimate company in an attempt to get you to click on their link and attempt to login to your account. While there are some obvious signs of a phishing attempt, some are not so obvious: beware the newest identical domain phishing scam. Identical Domain Phishing Scam – Firefox and Chrome This newest scam is almost impossible to catch unless you know what you’re looking for….

Basic Business Email Etiquette

Email

Almost everyone who has worked an office job long enough knows the overwhelming feeling of powering up the computer on Monday morning to find a daunting list of emails waiting to be opened. You glance it over and prioritize what gets opened, what merits a response, and which ones end up in the recycle bin. According to an article published on Business Insider, the average employee spends approximately 25% of their time at work filtering through email. Ignoring basic business email etiquette will likely land your communication attempt in the recycle bin. Here are some important tips on how to…