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2018 Apple ID Phishing Scam

Increase in Mobile Phishing Scams Targeting Apple ID Users

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes A trend forming among newly identified phishing URLs shows bad actors sending fraudulent emails informing Apple ID users of outdated Apple ID information or problems with billing. The emails and internal links attempt to deceive Apple ID users into “verifying” account information. When the user proceeds to log in, the form handing over access credentials to their accounts.

Secret To the Market's Most Accurate and Comprehensive Web Categorization Service

Secret to the Market’s Most Accurate and Comprehensive Web Categorization Service

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Over many years or testing, trial and error, zvelo ultimately determined that a human-machine “hybrid” approach to classification produced the best outcomes. The Human element provided the verifications necessary for the highest levels of accuracy, while machines (ie. AI/ML models and calculations) provided the scaling necessary to deal with the incredible volumes of new URLs and content being published at an increasing rate.

Using DNS RPZ to Protect Against Malicious Threats

Using DNS RPZ to Protect Against Malicious Threats

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes As discussed in a previous blog, DNS RPZ provides IT teams and network administrators with a “DNS configuration layer”, or rewrite module, to effectively handle DNS responses with the open source domain name system software, BIND.

Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining, Cryptomining, Cryptojacking, Malmining

What is Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining?

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes First off, let’s make it clear that there is nothing inherently malicious about the act of cryptocurrency mining. Rather, over the past couple of years cybercriminals and bad actors have leveraged existing exploits and found unsecured hardware to implant Cryptocurrency Mining code and steal CPU/GPU cycles from computer owners and website visitors without their knowledge. These activities are what we refer to as “Malicious Cryptocurrency Mining”.

Advantages of DNS RPZ | How It Works

Advantages of RPZ: Basics & Common Configurations

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Since the release of BIND 9 in 2010, RPZ has proven a powerful technology for security and network management—allowing organizations to implement an additional DNS configuration layer. In fact, BIND is the most widely used Domain Name System software on the internet—making RPZ configuration options like integrating commercial feeds, blocklists, and URL databases like zveloDB™ all the more attractive. So let’s take a moment to revisit the advantages of RPZ.