Release improves features designed to help prevent phishing attacks

Major New Features include:

  • Roaring Penguin makes use of a collaboratively-maintained list of known phishing URLs. Our URL Proxy feature always proxies URLs on the list and also prevents users from clicking through to them. Since CanIt 9.1.2, to help prevent phishing, CanIt can be set up to wrap URLs in email messages to take users to a landing page warning them not to supply sensitive information, such as social insurance numbers, passwords, credit cards, banking information, etc. The page identifies the geographic location of the site they are clicking to. They can then choose to click on a link to go to the original URL or to back out safely at this point. This can help reduce the success rate of phishing attacks and educate users about Internet security. Implementation of this feature was optional and controlled by the system administration team. In release 9.1.4, URL proxying is enabled by default for URLs on the Phishing URL list.
  • Custom Bayes stop-words. These are words that will be completely ignored by Bayesian analysis. This feature is designed to exclude common non-English words from Bayes in situations where much of your valid email is not in English.
  • New built-in tests to look for credit card numbers, Canadian social insurance numbers and US social security numbers in Compound Rules, Archiver Rules and Secure Messaging Rules. For instance, this allows a system administrator to create a rule requiring an e-mail containing a credit card number to be flagged or perhaps encrypted before it can leave the company. In the case of archiving the system administrator could create a rule saying that no e-mails containing credit card numbers can be archived.