14 Feb 2020

“Juice Jacking” and Safe Charging

You’re a good soldier when it comes to keeping your info safe and secure: You encrypt your email (of course using RMail’s simple to use, award winning email encryption). You create a super long and complicated password that not even you can always remember. You take the time to clear your browser cookies on your mobile device. You never click links in email that can lead to scams. And, obviously, you read Tech Essentials weekly so you are... Read more...

13 Feb 2020

Iowa’s Shadowy Results (You Get What You Pay for with Tech)

The ‘results’ from the Iowa caucuses provided a teachable moment for anyone who uses technology, which is to say everyone who reads this article. In case you missed it, the final tally from the Iowa caucuses came 6 days after voting began, and there are still controversies about the results. This deprived any potential winner from a momentum surge. More importantly, it undermines faith in the democratic process and provides grist for conspiracy... Read more...

04 Feb 2020

Whaling Redux: Insurers Don’t Cover Whale Attacks

Given the popularity of our piece on whaling last week, we thought we’d follow this up by looking back on a piece we ran in the early days of whaling about a fake CEO email that cost a company nearly half a million dollars (Tech Essentials recommended reading). In this case, criminals impersonating the CEO of Houston-based Ameriforge Group convinced the company’s accountant to wire $480,000 to a bank in China (Source). Yes, this was textbook... Read more...

28 Jan 2020

Whaling can be a GRUsome Affair

It’s an election year, so it should come as no surprise that Russian military hackers are ramping up their efforts to wreak havoc on US elections. The NY Times reported on Jan 15 that hackers from a shadowy intelligence unit called GRU have been trying to gain access to Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company at the heart of the current impeachment trial. While it is not yet clear what the hackers found, it is likely they were trying to dig up potentially... Read more...

10 Jan 2020

RPost Year-in-Review and What to Expect in 2020

The RPost team thanks you, our community of users, customers, partners, shareholders, and advocates, for our best year ever at RPost! Thanks to your loyalty to RPost products, support, and guidance, we have continued to achieve consistent growth year over year with profit from our operations. Your support enables the RPost team to continue innovating for our customers. We are enhancing product experiences, expanding our product breadth, and helping... Read more...