DNS Migration to Cloudflare

We anticipate that the DNS migration to Cloudflare on July 20th, 2019 will be uneventful, however in the event that there is an issue we have incorporated DNS redundancies into your
email services.

Starting in 2016 we began recommending that all of our customers utilize DNS redundancy on
multiple Top Level Domains (https://www.duocircle.com/announcements/new-mx-records-dns-redundancy) for their
MX records.

With these records are in place, even the failure of the .org domain would not have
an impact on mail flow.

However, if you are reading this, chances are that there was an issue with the migration.
Please update your MX records based on the type of service you have:

Email Gateway / Email Forwarding / Phishing Protection
MX 10 Your custom MX Record (from customer portal) or mx1.mailhop.org
MX 20 mx1.mailhop.us
MX 30 mx1.mailhop.co
MX 40 mx1.mailhop.co.uk

Backup MX
MX 5 Your current mx record – this is your current email server
MX 10 Your custom MX Record (from customer portal) or mx2.mailhop.org
MX 20 mx2.mailhop.us
MX 30 mx2.mailhop.co
MX 40 mx2.mailhop.co.uk

The Week That Was – Scams of the Week 29

The Week That Was – Scams of the Week 29

This is not a good time to be a city in Florida if you’re looking to avoid a ransomware attack. First it was Riviera Beach on June 5. Then it was Lake City on June 10. Now it’s Key Biscayne. According to the Miami Herald, “The village of Key Biscayne confirmed Thursday it had been hit by a cyberattack — the third Florida city this month to fall victim to outside hackers.”

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Employee Business Travel Should Not Put Your Company at Risk

Employee Business Travel Should Not Put Your Company at Risk

Employees travel, that’s part of being in business. And when they travel, they’re going to check their email. There’s no reason that simple act should put your organization at risk, but for many companies, it does. That’s because of the safeguards they put in place, don’t always travel with the employees. But they should.

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Phishing Attacks aren’t Just Targeted at People Anymore

Phishing Attacks aren’t Just Targeted at People Anymore

If you haven’t already heard, the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to be big. IoT simply means that every electrical device in your life will be connected to the Internet. From your doorbell to your thermostat to your refrigerator to every possible medical device. If you can plug it into an electrical socket it will probably plug into the Internet.

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The Harsh Truth About Phishing Attacks: Your IT Staff Isn’t Fast Enough

The Harsh Truth About Phishing Attacks: Your IT Staff Isn’t Fast Enough

Phishing attacks give a little warning and they don’t linger at all. The timeline for many phishing websites is just a few hours. According to the 2018 Webroot Threat Report, “most phishing sites were only online for 4-8 hours.” Sometimes less. According to an article on Dark Reading website, “Many phishing campaigns last year combined attacks that were active for just a few minutes.”

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Why Phishing Attacks Will Always be Successful

Why Phishing Attacks Will Always be Successful

Phishing attacks will always be successful because they’re not attacks on technology, they’re attacks on human nature.

As Danny Bradbury points out in SC Magazine, “Successful data breaches need not require expensive technology, massive deceptions, or even expertly faked credentials. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call to the help desk and a request for assistance logging in. You do not even have to be a legitimate user if you are convincing enough.”

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Now We Know Why You Can’t Depend on Awareness Training to Stop Phishing Attacks

Now We Know Why You Can’t Depend on Awareness Training to Stop Phishing Attacks

It’s been shown repeatedly that all the phishing awareness training in the world won’t get the click rate on malicious emails down to zero. And now we know why.

Thanks to research conducted by Symphony Communication Services, “An alarming percentage of workers are consciously avoiding Its guidelines for security.

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