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Spear Phishing Prevention Using the Best Anti Phishing Software

Employees become wary of opening emails, start doubting their colleagues, and how can we not mention the trauma of an employee who became a victim of the phishing attack. The person would be blamed for putting the enterprise at risk and not being careful enough.

Almost every month, we see a new type of phishing attack causing trouble by duping employees. Enterprises lose money, end up with compromised data, see the productivity go down, and end up with a tensed work environment.

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Employees become wary of opening emails, start doubting their colleagues, and how can we not mention the trauma of an employee who became a victim of the phishing attack. The person would be blamed for putting the enterprise at risk and not being careful enough. It doesn’t matter if others could have done the same in his/ her position. It doesn’t matter if employees cannot be trained 100% to identify phishing emails.

This causes a lot of disturbance emotionally and psychologically among the employees. The bonding takes a hit and so does the ability to get back to work and be productive as before. Especially in small and medium-scale enterprises, the loss could be substantial, and the management might even go to the extent of laying off a few employees to balance the loss.

Among the various types of phishing attacks that could destroy an enterprise, spear phishing is the most common and successful method being used by cyber criminals. The process in which an attacker impersonates a trusted person is known as spear phishing. It could be a friend, colleague, a senior, the CEO, the vendor, or anybody the user is familiar with. 

The attacker convinces the user that the email is genuine and then asks for a favor or help such as sending money, downloading and checking errors in a file, sharing confidential information, etc. Attackers have become so proficient in faking emails and bypassing the email security systems that many of these emails do not get filtered by the existing software solutions. Unless a particular URL has been reported and detected as a phishing attack, users will not have a chance of knowing about it. This is why installing a powerful anti phishing software is important.

For successful Spear Phishing Prevention, enterprises will need to have an anti phishing software that will not rely on the existing database of blacklisted URLs but will use advanced artificial intelligence to detect the zero-day attacks before employees fall prey to the email. Even the most experienced and trained experts working on email security would sometimes miss identifying phishing attacks.

The new anti phishing software does things differently when compared to traditional software solutions. It has been designed to counter all possible phishing attacks after understanding how the attackers have been using the loopholes of the existing software to dupe users.

Smart Banners 

The user-friendly banner of this anti phishing software is one of the best things an enterprise could ask for. Compact, smart, and sensible the banner forces employees to stop and double-check the credentials of the sender.

Simple keywords are used to alert the user that the email is dangerous. A single line explanation is provided with the keyword. Employees who want to know more can click on ‘details’.

The banner expands and shows the user the reasons for classifying the email as fraudulent or malicious or suspicious. If the link was previously reported by others (anywhere in the world), the related information will also be displayed.

Users can report, block, and quarantine the email by clicking on the respective options on the banner. If the user still continues to try and open the link or attachment that comes with the email, the banner will display another warning.

The banner will show a screenshot of where the attachment or link will lead the users to and warn that it is a phishing attack. At every stage, the anti phishing software will keep the users safe from being duped by a phishing attack. 

No Additional Plugins

This Spear Phishing Prevention software does not require any add-ins, plug-ins, or other such downloads to work on the computers and mobile devices. 

Computer Vision Technology 

This is the technology that identifies and blocks brand forgery. It has become easy for the attackers to pull off brand forgery considering the number of users who are regular customers/ members of famous brands and receive emails from the companies regularly.

By ‘seeing’ the details of an email as a human does with extra focus, the anti phishing software detects the changes made to the domain names and scans the hidden code in the email. Empty and fake logos, links that lead to suspicious websites, etc. are detected by the software in less than two seconds.

It is one of the best anti phishing software that can be effectively used with mobile phones and works in any location. Employees who are working onsite, are traveling, or work from home are equally protected by the software. 



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OLED monitors tend to have faster pixel response times and better contrast ratios, although their very high prices make them much less accessible than ordinary LCD monitors.

As such, we do not yet recommend purchasing an OLED monitor, as a high-quality LCD monitor will be fully capable of providing a satisfying experience at much lower prices.

OLED technology has been around for a while, but it's only just starting to break into the monitor and TV market. Even so, screens using this technology remain few and more importantly - they are expensive.

So what is the reason for the exorbitant price of most OLED monitors, and what are their advantages and disadvantages compared to ordinary LCD monitors?

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OLED vs LCD display technology

Whenever you see a screen marketed as an “LED” monitor, it usually means an LED LCD screen. To be more specific, it uses LED backlighting, but it's the LCD technology that does most of the work.

On the other hand,

OLED technology has no active backlight. Instead, each pixel is independently lit and works as its own light source.

This has many implications for the quality and performance of a screen.

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Contraste OLED vs LCD

OLED screens have been present in smartphones for a long time.

In fact, Samsung’s first Galaxy S phone used OLED, although the technology was much less refined at the time.

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For years, smartphone users have debated the merits of the LCD vs OLED display, and everything that can be said about it also applies to larger displays.

OLED displays can achieve much higher contrast because they can display true black by simply turning off pixels.

On the other hand, any screen with active backlight cannot completely block the light, so that black is displayed in dark gray. Certainly, some panels (like VA) are better for displaying blacks, but they still don't match the OLEDs in this department.

Speaking of backlighting, there is a common problem that LED LCD screens to call bleeding from the backlight. When this happens, some of the light “bleeds” on the screen, leading to inconsistent blacks.

This can happen either as irregular white spots (so-called "clouds") or as visibly brighter areas at the corners or along the edges of the screen.

Since OLED displays do not use active backlighting, they do not have this problem. Overall, OLED wins hands down in this regard.

Observation angles

A viewing angle determines the width of the angle from which the display can be viewed without any visible loss of image quality. As you move outside the specified viewing angle of the screen, the color distortion begins to become visible.

OLED screens have excellent viewing angles, mainly because there is very little space behind the screen for the light to diffract.

The situation with LCD screens is a little more complicated since the viewing angles depend mainly on the type of panel used. So, for example, a good IPS panel can easily match the viewing angles of an OLED, while a TN panel can't even get close to it.

OLED color reproduction

The most remarkable and often the most marketable quality of a screen is its ability to dazzle the viewer with its vibrant and realistic color reproduction.

In most cases, OLED and LCD screens are on flat ground in this regard.

However, as with viewing angles, the color accuracy of an LCD screen depends mainly on the panel used. IPS and VA panels tend to have excellent color reproduction, while colors produced by TN panels tend to look quite washed out.

HDR is a display technology with a simple goal: to make the displayed image appear as close to reality as possible. This is achieved by creating a more realistic contrast and producing a more intense light.

Now, as we have already determined, OLED definitely has the advantage in terms of contrast. However, LCD screens can still hold on by having a more powerful backlight. Both technologies are quite capable of producing good HDR, so, once again, we have a tie.

Performance - Refresh rate and response time

Well, first of all, you'll be happy to know that modern OLED displays are quite capable of achieving such high refresh rates. In addition, their theoretical limits are very high, so that they could reach even higher refresh rates one day, but this is not necessary.

As for response times, they literally overwrite LCD screens as they can have response times as low as 0.1ms. During this time, the fastest TN panels cannot go down to 1ms.

We are inclined to give the OLED focus, mainly because of the much faster response times.

OLED vs LCD screen price

And now the big question - is an OLED screen worth it?

As we said before, OLED displays are very expensive and will remain so for the foreseeable future. More importantly, it is not only that they are expensive, but that they are of questionable value. Their only concrete and the tangible advantage is their superior contrast.

That said, we will have to give this round to the LCD screens. A good LCD monitor will be more than capable of equaling an OLED in terms of visual quality and performance.

Conclusion Should we buy an OLED screen?

Overall, we do not yet recommend purchasing an OLED display.

As is often the case with (relatively) new technologies, it takes time to perfect them and to truly penetrate the market. Do you remember when the first 4K TVs started to roll out and cost thousands of euros?

Now you can get a 4K TV for less than € 300. Not really a good 4K TV, but a 4K all the same.

It will be the same with OLED in the years to come. Manufacturing processes will improve, the technology itself will improve, and prices will eventually fall to more affordable three-digit numbers.

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