Attacks aimed at mobile devices are progressing much more rapidly than any attacks ever waged against PCs. Organizations are in danger if they don't pay attention, says anti-phishing expert Dave Jevans.
Today's spear-phishing attacks are highly targeted, technically sophisticated and represent a real threat to data security. Attackers can leverage information gleaned from social media to tailor messaging to individual targets, and can convincingly imitate legitimate senders.
A successful attack compromises the...
Kaspersky Lab has identified a new spear-phishing attack involving a Trojan designed to target Android devices. Researcher Kurt Baumgartner says organizations need to be prepared for more mobile malware attacks.
E-mail authentication foils phishing, but authentication is only effective if every partner in the chain adopts it. John Carlson and Andrew Kennedy of BITS explain how institutions can improve e-mail practices.