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The Email Threat Info Center is a collection of relevant articles, industry links, best-practices, and everyday wisdom. Information designed to improve your ability to meet and exceed the ever changing messaging security demands of your business.

Glossary >
A glossary of terms used when talking about email threats.

Spam Resources
Real-time Black Lists
Spamhaus.org provides one type of RBL known as a Known Spammers List.

Fraud Resources
The Federal Trade Commission
The article "How Not to Get Hooked by a 'Phishing' Scam" provides a quick over view on the topic.
The Fraud Information Center
This site provides information on how a business can combat all types of fraudulent activities.
Internet ScamBusters
Information about Internet fraud including reports, news, alerts and more.
Anti-Phishing Working Group
An industry association focused on eliminating the identity theft and fraud that result from the growing problem of phishing and email spoofing.
U.S. Secret Service
This sites offers information regarding Identity theft, credit card theft, counterfeiting, false identification and more.

Virus Resources
Network Associates - Virus Information Library
Get current information on newly discovered viruses.
About.com: Anti-Virus
Current overview information about viruses and other malware currently in play.
V Myths.com
This site is dedicated to presenting the truth about computer security hysteria. Among the topics they cover are computer virus myths and hoaxes.
The WildList
A non-profit site dedicated to identifying and tracking the spread of computer viruses in the wild.

Attack Resources
The Sans Top 20 Vulnerabilities
This list is broader than just email threats covering computer system threats of all types.
US-CERT
The national cyber alert system, a partnership of CERT and the the Department of Homeland Security. Technical and non-technical updates are available.

 

 
Email Safety Tips:
1. Know how your on-line account information is updated.  Do you usually receive an email with a link that takes you to the vendors site? Or do you receive an email telling to go to the vendors site and log in as your normally do?  It’s a subtle but important difference with the latter being much safer.
2. To be really safe, never follow a link in an email to update account information.
3. Be wary of messages telling you that access to your account is expiring or about to be denied along with instructions that you have to update your information right now.  If you have any questions at all contact your vendor through their normal support channels.
4. Do not download software an email tells you is to protect your computer, even if it appears to come from Microsoft.  Microsoft, along with most other vendors will let you download patches and updates directly from their web site.
5. If you believe an update may be required, type the site URL directly into your browser and log into your account from there.  If you want to be extra careful open a new browser and type in the URL there.
6. Do not open email attachments that you are not expecting, even if the attachment appears to be from a friend.
7. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Emails that promise you large amounts of money are most likely scams.
8. Use MailFrontier’s message security solution and be protected from spam, fraud, virus attacks.