Passwords

Encrypt Your Emails Before They are Sent to Avoid Interception in Transit or at Rest

September 12, 2017 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Your Face is Your Password Biometric data may soon be replacing passwords on a large scale. We’re not just talking about fingerprints.  Google, Samsung and Apple, among others, are working to integrate eye scans, face and head shape, voice recognition and even body movement into their security features. The new iPhone 8 will offer some of these features. The Samsung Galaxy Note8 also offers facial recognition software, but the security of this feature is already being challenged. [...]

Will Biometric Data Replace Passwords?

July 07, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Many companies are continually struggling to protect customer data from hackers, thieves and other cybersecurity threats. Some firms have begun using biometric data in place of passwords. For example, many banks now allow customers to use fingerprint or iris identification to access bank accounts from mobile devices. This includes Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo. Google and other technology firms are working to combine biometric information to further strengthen security using [...]

Hashed but Not Salted

May 20, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

You may remember the 2012 LinkedIn data breach, in which 6.5 million LinkedIn user accounts were believed to have been compromised. According to BBC and LinkedIn itself, the number of affected LinkedIn users from that 2012 data breach could actually be upwards of 100 million, or the majority of the 165 million users LinkedIn had in 2012. The shocking enormity of this data breach is attracting many security analysts to scrutinize the breach itself. One secur [...]

The Biggest Threat to Your Online Security Could Be Your Password

May 11, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Email security has been a hot topic as of late, with last week’s news of a supposed breach of 272 million email usernames and passwords and recent statements made by a hacker who claims to have accessed Hillary Clinton’s private email server two years before the private server’s existence was first reported by the New York Times. In the latter story, the hacker known as “Guccifer” claims he correctly guessed Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal’s AOL password and used the hacked e [...]

How to Decrypt an Encrypted Email - Simplify Recipient User Experience

December 14, 2010 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

When sending encrypted email using RMail services, the sender can choose one of the following options: Decryption at Recipient Description         i.          Pre-Arranged Password Sender and receiver coordinate an exchange of a pre-arranged password the sender u [...]