Tag Archive: Email

The public’s view of Monitoring

Occasionally an issue turns up in the news that captures the public’s imagination and highlights the scale of their ignorance. The BBC and other news outlets did this on Thursday when they reported on a case from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The ECHR ruled that an employer was within their rights to read private messages sent using a work computer. Anybody that has worked in the information security field will be well aware of email monitoring being a fundamental part of Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Reading through the 1200+ comments on the BBC article, what becomes clear…
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Seriously… Who falls for this?

I’d like to draw your attention to an email I received today, to complete it and to ask who the hell falls for this rubbish? From: jeny mabi – jennifermabi@hotmail.com Bcc: Callam McMillan – callam@callammcmillan.com Hello and how are you today, i am Jennifer a young girl with a good heartfor [sic] friendship. I felt we could make good friends and share good thoughtsand [sic] reasoning together, feel free to mail me anytime you may find convenient. Be expecting to read from you soon, do have a wonderful day andstay [sic] blessed. Jennifer. COME ON! If this doesn’t scream get…
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