Proper Look/Design of Email Emphasizes the Importance of Message

August 30, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Your Emails Don’t Need to Wear Masks with Registered Email™ Message In places where there are indoor mask mandates like where I live in California there is the phenomenon now of loud talking. What used to be the punchline of a Seinfeld episode is now very much the reality for millions of people here in the LA area and beyond. After a year and a half of wearing masks indoors (and still outdoors at times), the process of ordering coffee, shopping for clothing, getti [...]

Your Email Remains Private Even When in Recipient's Inbox

August 23, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Get Some Rest (for Your Files) for the Rest of Your Summer As we head into one of the summer’s final weekends, I’m doing the usual exercise of wondering where all the time went. This certainly was not a restful summer for the world what with Delta variants, ransomware attacks, record-setting wildfires and now hurricanes baring in on my hometown. On a lighter note, we were also not resting at RPost in bringing you our virtual user conference and many new, groundbreaking and value-pa [...]

Protect Yourself from Ransomware Attacks. Get RMail!

August 16, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Don’t Be Like 7sdf8dxz0sjh-3. Get RMail. Did you hear the one about the guy who couldn’t remember his “unhackable” Gmail password, so he changed his name to 7sdf8dxz0sjh-3? Now that you’ve stopped laughing uncontrollably, we can talk about something slightly more sobering: A new ransomware attack will occur every 11 seconds this year according to Cybersecurity Ventures. The estimated total cost of these attacks? $20 billion. “Back” in 2018, 39% of ransomware victims capit [...]

Peace of Mind Related to Email Security and Compliance

August 09, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Optimize 2021 Greater Than Tokyo 2020? The star-crossed 2020 Summer Olympics (held in 2021) will probably go down either as one of the most or least memorable Olympics in history. What will it be remembered for: the durability of the athletes and the organizers throughout a global pandemic? The willingness of some star athletes to drop out of events for mental health reasons? The lack of fans in the stands? The cardboard beds? Then of course, there’s the larger ques [...]

Layers of Protection Against Cyberattacks and Peace of Mind to Users

August 02, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

RMail — DDT for Ransomware Attackers Ransomware is again in the news—this time in terms of what state and local governments are actively doing to prevent it. At least three US states—New York, North Carolina and Pennsylvania—are considering legislation that would ban state and local government agencies from paying ransom if they’re attacked by cyber criminals. Interestingly, a similar bill in Texas was thrown out earlier this year. The mechanics of how the ban w [...]

Secure Way to Send Sensitive Information by Email

July 26, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Hey You, Get Off (or On) My Cloud 15 or so years ago, ‘the cloud’ was considered the next big thing in business and personal technology. No longer did each machine you used need to have files or applications stored on it locally. When you worked on a document in the office, you now didn’t need to email it to yourself so you could work on it from your home PC. If you wanted to do online banking or instant messaging, you no longer had to load the actual applications onto each machi [...]

Why Ransomware Attacks are on The Rise and How to Stop Them

July 19, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Ransomware Attacks Won’t Die--Just Multiply Ransomware has become such a hot topic with a seemingly new case every day that we thought we would pick up where we left off last week... The earliest examples of ransomware (i.e., people hacking into computers, encrypting files and demanding payment in return for decryption) was relatively small potatoes—a hundred dollars here or there in fairly isolated and localized incidents. It used to be your friend’s g [...]

Ransomware-As-a-Service a Big Problem for Small & Large Businesses

July 12, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

We Predicted the Death of Ransomware in 2017. Oh, Time Machines. We first wrote about Ransomware attacks in Tech Essentials in 2017 – back when a Bitcoin was valued at $1800 (oh, the good old days). The crux of the article was that many victims were paying their ransom to the cyber perpetrators, but they did not have an easy way to track and reconcile who paid, and m [...]

Email Security and Privacy

July 07, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Independence from Big Brother, Big Tech and Big Putin This time of year, Americans are obviously thinking about independence. And this year, independence will take on even greater importance because the lockdowns are over, and we are free again to travel to see our friends and family for the holiday. Every holiday season we all take some time to reflect on the true meaning of the holidays. For July 4th I think we should all pause and think about the true me [...]

Email Encryption - Preventing Access to Unintended Recipients

June 28, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

No Mitsakes Were Made in This Week’s Artical “To Err Is To Be Human”—a great quotation coined, I believe, by Rodney Dangerfield, or maybe Alexander Pope. My mistake. To be human is great—you get to enjoy earthly pleasures like food and music in ways that machines will never be able to do (at least for now). Humans get to love and run through fields of sunflowers in slow motion with their soulmates—not something an Alexa can do (at least for now). Can your iPhone experience [...]