21 Apr 2018

Is “Security by Obscurity” an Obsolete Concept?

The term “security by obscurity” has been around for a long time. Traditionally, this has referred to the idea that the best way to keep a system safe is to keep its design (and any potential vulnerabilities) a secret. To many, “security by obscurity” has also represented the idea that there is safety in numbers, such as on a social media network that has hundreds of millions of users. One might argue that the intersection of social media,... Read more...

25 May 2017

Chinese Spy Hunt and the Cryptographic Cliff

The recently publicized Chinese spy hunt success in netting or killing at least 12 CIA spies may have been the result of the Chinese cracking the CIA’s secure communications methods (source). The insights the Chinese gained from eavesdropping on CIA electronic (secure) communications in China may have provided the roadmap to eliminate these CIA spies. One would assume that the CIA’s secure communications use the highest levels of encryption, far... Read more...

16 May 2017

Cyber Pirates Find Silver in Real Estate and Gold in Tech Invoicing

Cyber pirates have found easy prey in real estate brokers, title agents and estate attorneys. Their emails are a treasure trove of information about pending transactions involving large wire transfers. Real estate buyers, eager to close the deal, blindly trust the email they receive and the advisors with whom they correspond. There are countless reports of home buyers who have wired their downpayment funds to cybercriminals posing as settlement... Read more...

06 Apr 2017

AT&T and Comcast hit the Motherlode with Internet Privacy Repeal

This week, the President approved a measure that removes internet privacy restrictions for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who connect millions of consumers and businesses to the Internet through wireline and wireless connections. Privacy advocates and late-night talk show hosts have voiced their outrage over this “internet privacy repeal”. But what is actually at stake? What do ISPs know about their users? ISPs like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon,... Read more...

29 Nov 2016

RPost Signs LAN Infotech

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LAN Infotech, a leading solutions provider in South Florida, has partnered with RPost to market RMail email encryption services to its corporate customers, including law firms and healthcare practices. “There is a huge need for a simple and effective email encryption service among our customers,” said LAN Infotech President Michael Goldstein. “Our legal and healthcare customers need to reduce the risk of a data breach and prove... Read more...

17 Nov 2016

RPost’s RMail Adds Cyber-Security to Microsoft Outlook Everywhere

Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2016 – RPost’s upgraded RMail cyber-security product is now available a click away for individuals and businesses worldwide that use any version of Microsoft Outlook. RMail has now been added to the largest Microsoft online stores and technology distribution channels. RMail® is a security, compliance, and productivity add-in that empowers email users with all-in-one sending options including email encryption,... Read more...

04 Nov 2016

Will Email Best Practices Decide the Presidential Election?

This year’s election cycle has put a HUGE spotlight on email. From Hillary’s ongoing email saga and FBI Director Comey’s late “October Surprise” to the alleged Russian hacking and leaking of Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails, the general public is now aware of just how easy it is for one’s email content to be used against oneself. Email is indeed everywhere, and the incredible convenience email affords makes it irresistible to... Read more...

29 Sep 2016

Your Childhood Best Friend and the Yahoo Hack

Who was your childhood best friend? While the recent Yahoo hack garnered headlines for a variety of reasons (even though the hack is reported to have occurred years ago), what may turn out to have more of a lasting impact on your cybersecurity is the compromising of the security questions and answers that websites use to verify your identity. As Yahoo reports, “In some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers” were stolen. What... Read more...

16 Sep 2016

SEC Whistleblower Suits: Lawyers are Cashing In

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Lawyers are collecting millions in contingency fees from whistleblower lawsuits. The SEC Whistleblower Program has awarded over $107 million to 33 individuals in the last five years.  As the penalties grow and the SEC collects more funds, whistleblower staff and resources also grow. On August 30, 2016, a tipster received an award totally over $22 million as part of a $80 million settlement with Monsanto. That tipster and former Monsanto employee... Read more...

29 Aug 2016

RPost CEO Zafar Khan Featured in The Legal Description’s 2016 Cyber Security Special Report

RPost CEO Zafar Khan shares his thoughts on cyber threats facing the real estate industry as a featured expert in The Legal Description’s 2016 Cyber Security Special Report. The Legal Description’s 2016 Cyber Security Special Report educates title insurance and settlement services professionals on steps they should take to protect their money and information in the digital age. In the report, Khan comments, “The greatest cyber threat in the... Read more...