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When a conversation touches on credential theft, e-mail messages with phishing links tend to come up first. However, those messages represent just one means of obtaining user names and passwords for various online services. Scammers still mail links to spyware regularly, too. One trick they use to disguise those links is including an image that […]

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The latest in phishers’ battle for corporate e-mail credentials involves notifications allegedly from Adobe online services. And because they’ve begun using an online PDF file (supposedly stored on Adobe’s website), we created a real file to highlight the signs of a fishy e-mail and a fake “online PDF.” Adobe PDF Online phishing message In the […]

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15
Jun
2021

Modern antiphishing and antispam solutions increasingly draw on a variety of machine-learning technologies. Using neural networks to analyze text makes them hard to fool, so attackers have turned to a simple but effective trick: placing the text in a picture. They then embed the image in a message body using Base64 encoding (typically, images in […]

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