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October 20, 2023

Phishing Email Training, Google Chrome Phishing Upgrade, and More

This Week In Tech, we talk about Phishing Emails Becoming More Believable, Google Chrome's Phishing Update and Using Amazon Prime Air.
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Phishing Emails Becoming More Believable

Employee Education is Essential

The majority of ransomware infiltrates systems through phishing, making staff training a crucial aspect in safeguarding your organization against such risks. With communications being powered by AI, your team’s role is becoming even more significant. Besides investing in appropriate technologies, such as activating spam filters and deploying Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), the quality of employee training can significantly influence your success in shielding your organization from phishing and ransomware threats. Some employee training efforts to help protect against phishing are providing security awareness training, using phishing simulation services, and offering network security expert training.

Read More: CSO

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Google Chrome Tackles Phishing Problem

Free Update to the Chrome Search Bar

The latest Chrome updates provide intelligent search and navigation enhancements that aim to personalize your online experience. The search bar, both on desktop and mobile versions, now autocorrects perceived typographical errors and automatically redirects you to the corrected search result. This feature works even for those who don’t typically enter full URLs, as Chrome uses your search history to understand the context and intent of your search. For example, if you type ‘Maps,’ Chrome may direct you to Google Maps instead of just searching for the term.

Read More: T3

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Amazon Uses Drones to Deliver Prescriptions

Dropped at Your Doorstep Within an Hour

Amazon is stepping into the future with its latest initiative to deliver prescription drugs via drones. Amazon declared on Wednesday that customers in College Station, Texas, can now receive their prescriptions delivered by a drone within an hour of completing their order. The drone will fly from a delivery center that houses a secure pharmacy, and journey to the customer’s location. It will lower to an altitude of about 13 feet, and safely deliver a padded package. According to Amazon, customers will have the option to select from over 500 medications, for common ailments such as flu or pneumonia. Rest assured, controlled substances are not included in this list.

Read More: CityNews