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
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
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
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
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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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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If you’re a professional archivist, one of the things you should archive is email. If you’re a Registered Investment Advisor, one of the things you MUST archive is email.
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Hackers were busy at it again this week with some standard phishing tactics, as well as some new, creative ones. And it should come as no surprise that Microsoft was in the thick of things being a victim of brand identity theft.
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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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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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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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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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Here is a quick, fun quiz to test your knowledge of spam and phishing.
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