The Lurking Threats in Free Services

It is a common trend that public institutions such as universities, libraries or similar offices offer free facilities to the public such as providing public computers with internet connection. Generally a USB port is recognized as a standard feature on any computer and public computers are no different. The difference lies in the security implemented […]

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How a simple USB stick can threaten your corporate network

Ever found an USB stick in your letter box, at your desk or on the street? What would you do with it? Yes, you’d probably check what’s in there. But wait… Have you ever thought about the potential risks you could incur by exploring the content on a stranger’s USB device? Especially if the USB […]

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How safe is the Internet in reality?

In today’s day and age I would say that this question is relevant and important. When I think back to my past views about the Internet 14 years ago, topics such as “Internet and Web Security” were unknown names to me. A decade ago the main purpose of the Internet was purely focussed on email […]

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How to identify vulnerabilities in common software products

Vulnerabilities in common software products Mohammed S. Ali 25th August 2010 Large numbers of binary planting vulnerabilities (also known as “dll spoofing” or “dll preloading attacks”) have been discovered in third party applications running on Microsoft Windows platforms. Software companies are aware of this exploit and are working on a fix for such vulnerabilities in […]

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Common reasons why content updates fail in GFI MailEssentials (Part 3 of 3)

In my last post I did some further pre-checks to identify the main reason for the update failure. I found out that the build version of GFI MailEssentials is up-to-date, my license key is entitled to download update files for SpamRazer and both update procedures (auto and manual update) fails. At this stage I can […]

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Common reasons why content updates fail in GFI MailEssentials (Part 2 of 3)

In my last post I performed some pre-checks to identify the reason for the update failure. I found out that the update fails permanently, the license key is however valid and the licensed users have not been exceeded. In the next pre-check I need to ensure that my GFI MailEssentials installation is on the latest […]

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Common Reasons why Content Updates Fail in GFI MailEssentials (Part 1 of 3)

Common reasons why content updates fail in GFI MailEssentials (Part 1 of 3)There can be various reasons why one or more GFI MailEssentials Anti-Spam modules may fail to download the latest updates files or to update the local engines of GFI MailEssentials.Generally a notification email for each update failure will be sent to the administrator. […]

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Is web security becoming more important than web filtering?

Recently I was reading a very interesting article in a newspaper about the importance of web security in online banking. The editor reported about an incident that affected approximately 3000 personal bank accounts which caused damages of around £675,000 in online banking losses. A Trojan horse known as Zeus v3 had been deployed on several […]

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How to stop archiving useless spam (Part 5)

In the previous post emails have been copied from one to another database. The active spam retention policy ensures that emails which have been marked as spam will not be stored permanently in the new GFI MailArchiver Archive Store. The migration process is now complete. So what now?

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How to stop archiving useless spam (Part 4)

In my previous post I prepared the first steps required to move all emails except spam emails into the new GFI MailArchiver Archive Store. For this I have created a new Archive Store in GFI MailArchiver. Now I will configure the mail import settings and then launch the mail migration process.

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