How to Whitelist an Email Sender in Gmail

Have you ever had a situation where an important email you’re expecting never made it to your Inbox? Instead, Gmail incorrectly classified that legitimate email as spam & moved into the spam folder. This can particularly be a problem with newsletters that you have subscribed to. There are two ways to whitelist emails in Gmail. […]

Malware writers get very creative

Virus writers are constantly adapting in an attempt to get around security measures. The threat landscape has changed from virus’s written by pimply teenagers as a form of digital graffiti, to organised crime approaching it as a business. Social engineering has become a key attack vector. Phishing attacks where the writer entices you to click, […]

Protect yourself from Ransomware

One of the most common malware attacks nowadays is Ransomware. It differs from past attacks, which were a form of digital graffiti or vandalism. Instead, they are written by organised crime to extort money from the vulnerable. Ransomware encrypts files on an infected computer & can only be unlocked by paying the ransom. Good security […]

Check if an email is fake, spoofed or spam

Nowadays, a lot of malware writers are attempting to use social engineering to dupe people into performing a task that will allow their malware to run. How do you tell the difference between malware and legitimate email? In order to check if an email is authentic, we need to look at the information contained in […]

Free up space in Gmail by bulk deleting old messages

We use Google apps for a number of our office applications & Gmail handles our email. Recently I’ve been noticing that the storage in our Google account has been getting pretty full. Fortunately, a quick search is all it takes to identify messages worth deleting. I used the search operators older_than:1y size:500KB to filter messages that were […]