Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Thexyz is now pleased to announce the release of Thexyz Cloud Drive, a new product that bundles cloud storage and online applications into Thexyz Webmail.

The new Cloud Drive app gives users anywhere, anytime access to their files. Desktop Sync apps for Windows and Mac keep files safe and secure with a copy in the cloud, providing file recovery and automatic versioning. And our web application lets organizations easily share files among employees and enables stronger collaboration with online document and spreadsheet editors.

With MobileSync activated on Thexyz Webmail, users were able to synchronize contacts and calendars with mobile devices and desktop applications. Now with Cloud Drive, a folder similar to the desktop is now synchronized with Webmail. The desktop application is supported on both PC and Mac with a quick and easy installation process. Once installed the application gets to work and automatically backs up your Cloud Drive folder to the cloud.

With 30GB storage included on top of the generous 25GB of email storage, users can rest assured knowing all the important files are safely stored with a copy in the cloud.

To add the desktop synchronization of files, users are also able edit, create and print documents or spreadsheet files directly from the Web with Thexyz Webmail. These powerful editor tools work just like the Microsoft suite, except these are available without purchasing a license or subscription with Microsoft for Office 365 or the Office software suite.

Just like Microsoft Excel, users can create charts, use formulas and use Excel exactly the way it would be used on the desktop version of Microsoft Excel.

With the common docx file format, used by Microsoft Word and csv of xls files used by Microsoft Excel fully supported on Cloud Drive. PowerPoint files are soon to be added in the near future.

Designed for teams, Thexyz Cloud Drive allows users to work on the same document at the same time. This YouTube video demonstrates two colleagues working on the same document at the same time.

Friday, 7 July 2017
Many people believe that they are much less likely to become infected with malware if they use a Mac computer, but is it really true? Unfortunately, No.

The research team at McAfee Labs, malware attacks on Apple's Mac computers were up 744% in 2016, and its researchers have discovered over 450,000 Mac malware samples.

Recently, the Malware Research team at CheckPoint discovered a new piece of undetectable Mac malware, which according to CheckPoint, affects all versions of Mac OS X and is "signed with a valid developer certificate (authenticated by Apple).

Shortly after MalwareBytes confirmed in a blog post that Apple had revoked the certificate.

How can I protect my Mac?

Free anti-virus does not offer enough protection these days as virus definitions are not patched soon enough. We recommend ESET for best protection on your Mac.

MalwareBytes has confirmed this in its blog post, which reads: "Apple has already revoked the certificate used to sign the app, so, at this point, anyone who encounters this malware will be unable to open the app and unable to be infected by it."
Many people believe that they are much less likely to be bothered by malware if they use a Mac computer, but is it really true? Unfortunately, No.
Many people believe that they are much less likely to be bothered by malware if they use a Mac computer, but is it really true? Unfortunately, No.
Thursday, 6 July 2017

With a new feature added to Thexyz email security strategy, you can now enable DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) signing for your domain’s email.

What is spoofing?

When email was developed in the 1970's, security was not such a major concern as such a few people used it and most of the people actually knew the sender of the email. Today email is a widely used and necessary business communication tool for both internal and external messaging. 

Email is also widely used to mislead, steal and extract money from businesses individuals. This is known as "spoofing" and is easy to do as many email providers and clients By default, email clients only show a few lines, such as the envelope-from address. The header-from address could be completely different envelope-from address which is why so many people get caught out by spoofing, as it appears to come from a trusted sender. Such malicious behavior can affect the trust people place in the safety of email

It’s also created the need for you, as a domain owner, to protect against impersonation and provide a level of assurance about the authenticity of email you send to your clients.

What is DKIM?

DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) uses cryptographic keys to add signatures on emails, which can be verified with a cryptographic public key in DNS by receiving mail servers.

DKIM is an important step towards securing your email as a proven feature that’s been fully embraced by the email industry. As it is now a common and standardized method for providing a public/private key mechanism among email providers.

DKIM authentication is based on the premise that only authorized senders have the information necessary to create a valid signature for your domain. Email providers that receive email can then validate the DKIM signature from your domain’s DNS.

Read more about DKIM here.

DKIM at Thexyz

DKIM is now available at no additional cost for Thexyz Premium Email and Microsoft Exchange, except for Hosted Exchange 2007. Thexyz Team encourages you to log into your Email Administrators Panel and enable DKIM for all of your domain.

Here at Thexyz we recommend utilizing DKIM as part of a larger email security strategy which includes other features, such as adding Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and Domain Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC).

By enabling DKIM on your domain, it will add a secure signature to all outgoing messages sent from your domain. Utilizing a public/private key mechanism, this signature allows recipients to authenticate that the message was sent from a trusted and approved service.

A guide for adding DKIM can be found here. If you would like more information or assistance in enabling DKIM authentication for your domain’s email, please contact Thexyz Support Team.

And as always, visit Thexyz to find out more about our hosted email solutions and ways we help businesses of all sizes put efficient and secure email solutions in place.

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