Protect Yourself from Ransomware Attacks. Get RMail!

August 16, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Don’t Be Like 7sdf8dxz0sjh-3. Get RMail. Did you hear the one about the guy who couldn’t remember his “unhackable” Gmail password, so he changed his name to 7sdf8dxz0sjh-3? Now that you’ve stopped laughing uncontrollably, we can talk about something slightly more sobering: A new ransomware attack will occur every 11 seconds this year according to Cybersecurity Ventures. The estimated total cost of these attacks? $20 billion. “Back” in 2018, 39% of ransomware victims capit [...]

Why Ransomware Attacks are on The Rise and How to Stop Them

July 19, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Ransomware Attacks Won’t Die--Just Multiply Ransomware has become such a hot topic with a seemingly new case every day that we thought we would pick up where we left off last week... The earliest examples of ransomware (i.e., people hacking into computers, encrypting files and demanding payment in return for decryption) was relatively small potatoes—a hundred dollars here or t [...]

Fake CEO Email Lures $480k Transfer, Cyber Insurance Policy Denies Coverage of Loss

February 18, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Businesses cannot rely solely on cyber insurance policies to protect themselves and their clients from certain cybercrimes. In a recent case, Chubb Insurance refused to cover a cyber security loss of $480,000 despite the fact that Chubb had insured the victimized company for computer funds transfer fraud. The case involved a cyber insurance policy issued to Houston-based Ameriforge Group Inc. (AFGlobal Corp.) by a division of Chubb Group. Criminals impersonating AFGlobal’s CE [...]

RPost Registered Email™ services Meet the ETSI Registered Electronic Mail Standard

June 24, 2012 / in Blog, Registered Email™ / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

This posting may serve as a useful reference to RPost Registered Email™ services compliance with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Technical Specification (TS) produced by ETSI Technical Committee Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures (ESI) on the multi-part standards documentation covering Registered Electronic Mail (REM); Architecture, Formats, Policies and Profiles. ETSI claims to be officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organiz [...]

Would Metadata Cleaning Spoil Your Evidence?

May 03, 2012 / in Blog, Registered Email™ / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

In Dr. Ball’s blog, he smartly notes: “Application metadata resides within the file and moves with the file, not changing unless the contents of the file are altered. System metadata resides outside the file and can be altered without impacting the contents of the file. Hashing the fi [...]

How to Deliver E-Certificates Securely for Sender & Recipient

December 03, 2010 / in Blog, Registered Email™ / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

There is set of RPost services that when combined, provide for an elegant and secure way of transmitting electronic insurance certificates, electronic titles (real estate, land, auto titles), permits, regulator issued licenses, and university transcripts while ensuring: a. Proof of content and time received by recipient. b. Proof of encrypted or private transmission to prevent exposure of sensitive data on the certificates. [...]