Eric Fiterman of Rogue Networks/Methodvue demonstrates how to construct a malicious email that effectively impersonates President Obama. Using malware delivered in an attachment, Fiterman takes control of the recipient’s computer.
He steals passwords, searches for files and even takes a picture of his victim using the computer’s camera. Watch the video at http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2011/07/25/t-tt-hacking-phishing.cnnmoney/
What permits Fiterman to infiltrate this computer? The recipient can’t distinguish a real email from the President from a fake email from the President. People need to know if an email is really from the President. They need to know if an email is really from a co-worker. SP Guard from Iconix lets email recipients quickly and easily determine if the sender really is the President or a co-worker.
SP Guard provides the recipient with three confirmations that a message is real:
- List View. There is an integrity indicator in the list view of the email client.
- Message. The open message has a further indicator of authenticity.
- Mouseover. Mousing over the authentication indicator in the message prompts the display of a certificate that further identifies the sender.
SP Guard now offers a fraud filtering enhancement. This additional protection is becoming increasingly important given the latest generation of highly targeted spear-phishing emails which are so well crafted that users cannot tell real from fake.
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