We hear horror stories about users clicking on some malware-enabled payload and suddenly all of the codes for their hardware security fobs are stolen or a business email compromise (CEO fraud) attack has been launched. Unfortunately, these stories are true. Phishing and its cousins—spear phishing, vishing, smishing, pharming, and whaling—are all serious security concerns, but are they cyber-Armageddon? This special report focuses on the realities of phishing and recommends defenses you can use to reduce your risk and make it a less profitable business for the attackers.
They're also honoring unsubscribe requests as soon as they're made, according to the Online Trust Alliance.
A survey of North America's top 200 retailers released this week by the Internet Society's Online Trust Alliance found they have made great progress in managing emails on their websites.
In fact, 84% of retailers have clear and conspicuous unsubscribe links on their websites, says Jeff Wilbur, the OTA's technical director.
Except for some backsliding, most retailers are better than they were at handling email unsubscribes and complying with national laws.
A full 74% now qualify as “Best in Class” -- attaining scores of 80% or more, according to the 2018 Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit from the Online Trust Alliance (OTA).
Suddenly it’s the season of peace and joy and goodwill toward men, but last week the world was filled with scammers as well. And they just don’t seem to get that holiday feeling.
The Internet Society and Consumers International are warning holiday shoppers about dangers lurking within Internet-connected devices.
[Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on the Internet Society blog at https://www.internetsociety.org/blog/2019/04/online-trust-audit-finds-better-email-authentication-and-encryption-worse-privacy-statement-scores/.]
Today, the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance released its fifth annual Email Marketing & Unsubscribe Audit. OTA researchers analyzed the email marketing practices of 200 of North America’s top online retailers and, based on this analysis, offered prescriptive advice to help marketers provide consumers with choice and control over when and what messages they receive.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and as part of our work with the Internet Society and Internet of Things (IoT) campaign, we think October also deserves another label… International IoT Security and Privacy Month. There are a number of significant activities and developments related to security and privacy.
Later this year, we’ll publish the 10th annual Online Trust Audit & Honor Roll, which promotes responsible online privacy and data security practices and recognizes leaders in the public and private sectors who have embraced them. This morning, we released the methodology we’ll use for this year’s audit.