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Over the years, I've had many clients complain about emails not being delivered because of file size limitations. Yes, that 100 page PowerPoint presentation is important, but most mail servers won't accept messages larger than 25mb. Even if your mail server allows you to send messages that are larger than 25mb, if the recipient's mail server caps out at 25mb, then your 26mb message will not be delivered. But why send the email as an attachment to begin with? I've been using OneDrive with Office 365 for only a few months, but I can tell you with all honesty, I will never go back to sending attachments through email again.View Full Post
During a livestream, we aren't always able cover everything on our agenda. As was the case in our livestream with NOC Manager Sean Jacobs when he took us through a live phishing attack from both the attacker's and victim's perspectives.
You can see part of the recorded livestream on the right. Though we were able to show what a phishing attack looks like and how easy it is to willingly give away your password to a malicious third-party, we missed the most important part! How to identify a phishing email and what to do when you are being phished. Well, Sean and I put our heads together and from the livestream demonstration, we came up with a list of 9 Red Flags that will help you determine when an email is legitimate or when you are being phished. Phishing Agents are getting a lot more creative than you probably think, so even though some of these may seem like no brainers, at the very least, one of our Red Flags should make you rethink what you know about phishing. Let's get started!
As security incidents and events keep making headlines, Microsoft is committed to helping our customers and the rest of the security community to make sense of the risks and offer recommendations. Old and new malware continues to get propagated through massive botnets, attackers are increasing focus on easier attack methods such as phishing, and ransomware attacks have evolved to be more rapid and destructive. The latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, which is now available for download at www.microsoft.com/sir, dives deep into each of these key themes and offers insight into additional threat intelligence.View Full Post
On paper, ransomware isn’t nearly as scary and devastating sounding as the reality tends to play out. Imagine if one day your company was locked out of all its data. Its financial records, its client information, your billing system, and the like all ransomed. In many cases the ransom while steep is a pittance compared to the cost of your business losing its data and the productivity losses that go with it. The thing is, more than half the time the ransom is paid, the data remains locked. After they’ve anonymously taken your money, they have little motivation to take the extra steps to unlock your data, if they even bothered to retain the encryption key in the first place.View Full Post
With the growing presence and sophistication of online threats like viruses, ransomware, and phishing scams, it’s increasingly important to have the right protection and tools to help protect your devices, personal information, and files from being compromised. Microsoft already provides robust security for Office services, including link checking and attachment scanning for known viruses and phishing threats, encryption in transit and at rest, as well as powerful antivirus protection with Windows Defender. Today, we’re announcing new advanced protection capabilities coming to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers to help further protect individuals and families from online threats.View Full Post
A group of Microsoft MVPs recently took the stage to debate this topic in the first episode of Regarding 365’s Debate series, hosted by Darrell as a Service. The premise of this series is that topics will be argued from the ‘IT Pro’ and ‘End User’ viewpoints. Regardless of what side you think you support, it’s usually beneficial to gain a little outside perspective to enhance your understanding and come up with a creative solution that will work for both parties.View Full Post
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