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Be careful with email from "Microsoft"!


Recently, Avanan (cloud security provider) have been seeing a number of phishing attacks using a simple strategy to get their blatant email spoofs past Microsoft’s phishing scans. The tactic, which they are calling ZeroFont, involves inserting hidden words with a font size of zero that are invisible to the recipient.

Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Attack description

Although there is no “silver bullet” to prevent malware attempts like phishing, a combination of email filtering and Web protection solutions can work together to block malware from gaining access to your network. Email spam and virus filtering in Windows 10 is an excellent start to keep malware from being delivered by email, but what about when surfing the Web? Email filtering and Web protection solutions, together, can keep your network safe so you can focus on more important tasks.

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