Cybercrime

What does BEC Stand for?

September 30, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

We’ll Make Etymology of Acronym-Originated Tech Speak Interesting… and Useful. Yes, it’s still the year of the tiger – a year of supposed unbound prosperity. But with the stock market plunging, and cybercrime flourishing, I thought it might be nice to forget about tigers and put on another hat, one of an etymologist. As an etymologist, one who studies the origins of words, I thought I would think about some of the new vocabulary that recently crossed my (electroni [...]

RMail Eavesdropping Alerts You, When Common Phishing Email Schemes Impact You

September 01, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

We’ve extended email security to now let you know how secure your recipient’s inbox is. Novel, insightful, very cool! Recently, we’ve run a series of articles on RMail’s newest set of PRE-Crime services. For a refresher, please check our part 1 [...]

How to Prevent Cybercrimes Before They Potentially Happen

August 05, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

RMail’s AI enhancements are more in line with PRE-crime detection vs. e-security risk mitigation. As sophisticated cybercriminal lures become ever more ubiquitous, and the consequence of a hook-and-steal situation more costly and disruptive (think mis-wiring funds and ransomware), we at Tech Essentials are spotting a new trend very much rooted in science fiction. “Precrime”, infamous from Philip K. Dick's 1956 sci-fi short story, " [...]

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 [...]

What Has A Longer Aftertaste: Colorado Brownies or Russian Forged Cookies?

February 20, 2017 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

When the politicians in Colorado legalized cannabis, we all learned about the after effects of Rocky Mountain brownies – but the calories and cannabis burn off after a few hours. What about Russian Forged Cookies? While these “cookies” are tasteless, they have long-lasting after effects that can be costly. What is an HTTP cookie? An HTTP cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored on your computer, used by websites to remember and record your browsing activity – [...]