With help from NIST, Sen. Wyden wants us to be smarter about .zip files

by Shannon Vavra • 10 months ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” the Oregon Democrat says in a letter to NIST.

IRS warns against new phishing scams for 2019 tax season

by Billy Mitchell • 1 year ago

With several massive data breaches last year, the IRS says the taxpayers and preparers should be extra vigilant as criminals could use information obtained in those breaches to fuel a tax scam.

Two-thirds of federal email is now in the cloud

by Billy Mitchell • 1 year ago

That's up 5 percent since last quarter.

A month later, agencies still lagging, vulnerable in move to DMARC

by FedScoop Staff • 2 years ago

More than a third of federal agencies still have not adopted Department of Homeland Security-mandated security measures that stop attackers from spoofing email.

State Department suffers outage of unclassified email

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

The State Department experienced an unclassified email outage Friday morning, an official told FedScoop.

Social Security Administration adds second factor to web login

by Billy Mitchell • 3 years ago

Starting June 10, the website will require users to receive a one-time code on their phone or via email and enter it while logging in with their usual username and password.

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