Why would I care if phishing comes from my domain?

Put yourself in the place of your customers, partners and suppliers.  If you received an email that appeared to be from one of them but it turned out the be phishing, would you still trust them?  Would that erode their brand in your mind?  Would you be more likely to check their legitimate emails for mistakes, issues, and threats?  Phishing using your domain hurts your brand, even when your customers know that you are not responsible! Further, phishing puts your email delivery at risk.  Increasingly, email inbox providers like Google, Yahoo! and Outlook.com look at the domain an email comes “from” and what the reputation of that domain is in their systems.  If your domain name has been used for phishing, then all of your email may come under additional scrutiny.  If uncontrolled, this could lead to mistaken blacklisting or lower inbox placement.Continue reading

How Cyber Criminals use Social Engineering

Cyber crooks use this dangerous weapon to get at the weakest link: us. They know that the easiest way to penetrate a system is to go after the user, not the computer. “Attacking the human element has always been a favorite,” says Jean-Phillip Taggart, Senior Security Researcher at Malwarebytes. “Why use some hard technical flaw to acquire a password when you can simply ask the user for it?”

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Top Two Reasons to have a Responsive Website

In crowded competitive internet markets one thing will stand out. The ability for your website to display correctly on desktops, tablets, and smartphones is something that will work for you. You want to make things easy for the person surfing your website. The key words here are display correctly and making it easy.Continue reading

18 Ways for Increasing Your Sales Funnel Conversion Rate

Are you looking for a sales funnel template that you can use to increase your conversion rate? In this article, we will walk you through the different sales funnel stages along with sharing 18 ways for increasing your sales funnel conversion rate.

Before we dive into the tips to increase sales funnel conversion rate, it’s important that we are on the same page about what is a sales funnel and what you’re looking to optimize for in the different sales funnel stages.

What is a Sales Funnel?

By definition, a sales funnel is simply a tool for visualizing where your prospects are in the process of making a buying decision. A sales funnel is wide at the top because prospects with all level of engagement enter and eventually the most engaged ones are channeled to the bottom of the funnel to be turned into sales and repeat customers.

Sometimes, it’s easier to visualize the funnel stages by looking at an actual sales funnel chart.

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Is SEO Dying & Why Millennials Won’t Attend The Funeral

As marketers, we can’t afford to depend on one traffic source (that was designed in a desktop-driven universe) when our target market is now using multiple devices and various social media platforms for news. From Twitter, to Instagram, to Periscope, to Facebook, to Snapchat, the only way we can make sure we’re around for the long haul is to adopt as many platforms as possible and to build assets over all of them.

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Facebook blocked from challenging search warrants targeting its users

Facebook does not have legal standing to challenge search warrants on behalf of its users, a New York appeals court has ruled in what was the biggest batch of warrants the social-media site said it ever received at one time.

Facebook objected to handing over the data and challenged it. The site was even threatened with contempt of court over the fight, so it reluctantly coughed up the data. Facebook was allowed to continue the challenge on appeal in a failed bid to set legal precedent for its users.

“The government’s search and seizure here would be unthinkable in the physical world.”

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Get your Website Google Mobile-Friendly with a Responsive Theme

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All Sky Fireball Network cameras pick up a fireball over Pennsylvania

All Sky Fireball Network cameras pick up a fireball over Pennsylvania

NASA has a lot of programs that don’t always capture the public’s attention the way, say, a rover on Mars does. But its All Sky Fireball Network, a collection of 15 cameras pointed at the sky, has grabbed a bit of attention today by catching one of its objects of interest as it lit up the skies over Pennsylvania.

NASA’s meteor watch group has used its Facebook page to provide some of the basic stats on the rock that generated this fireball: a bit over half a meter in diameter but about 250 kg, it was moving at a speed of over 70,000 km/hour as it entered the atmosphere moving west to east. It was tracked descending from 60 miles in altitude down to 13 miles.  Read More…