The recent leak of celebrity private photos on the Internet initially cast the blame on a breach of Apple’s iCloud service. Authorities are now investigating however, whether celebrities such as Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Lawrence, and Lea Michele were instead victims of targeted phishing campaigns.
Last week, we also saw first-hand accounts of targeted, sophisticated phishing attacks against our customer base. So we sat down, did some deep thinking, and came up with a solution.
We are pleased to announce the integration of Google’s Safe Browsing API into Pau Spam.
What is Safe Browsing?
Safe Browsing is a service from Google that enables applications like Pau Spam to check URLs against Google’s constantly updated lists of suspected phishing and malware pages. We incorporated the Safe Browsing service into Pau Spam to better protect our customers from sophisticated phishing attacks.
How Does It Work?
For each message that comes into the Pau Spam filtering system, we check to see if it has a URL in the message body. If so, we scan that URL against the Google Safe Browsing list. If a URL registers a match, that means Google has confirmed that link is either a phishing site or contains malware. It then gets categorized in Pau Spam as a phishing attack and is immediately deleted. The phishing email never reaches the end user and it gets reported in the Pau Spam Mail Log and Pau Spam Statistics as a phishing attack.
How Much Does This New Feature Cost?
If you are an existing Pau Spam customer, we are providing this at no additional charge to you. We constantly strive to be the premier email filter on the market and timely updates such as these are necessary to stay on top.
How Do I Implement It?
You don’t need to do anything. We’ve already implemented Google Safe Browsing into our filtering system.
That Sounds Great, How Do I Sign Up?
Contact Sales or call 808-228-1968 to speak with someone.
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