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But the link looked safe...

We all know big names like Google and Adobe to be safe places on the Internet. The problem is that attackers are getting even more crafty as we educate our teams about cyber safety.

If we focus only on knowledge training, it's very easy for someone to fall for a "Redirect Attack." Take a link that looks like:

https://t-info.mail.adobe.com/r/?id=hc43f43t4a,afd67070,affc7349&p1=peopleofwalmart.com

It checks two important security checkboxes:
-https certificate
-safe domain (adobe.com)

The dirty part here is the unannounced redirect to the domain listed at the end of the url. If you so dare, click that link, and you'll quickly see that you land somewhere other than Adobe.com.

Fortunately, the link above only takes you to one of the Internet's cozier spots for quality humor. But unfortunately, attackers can simply hide their malicious domain at the end of the text string and sneak right into a victim's network.

So what's the solution?
Glad you asked! Knowledge is important, but it's only half the battle here. The key to staying safe with an ever-evolving threat landscape is instilling safe online behaviors.

At any point, any of us can be fully overwhelmed with work or life stresses, making it easy to overlook a malicious link or questionable attachment. In the real world, we practice safe behaviors without even thinking about it. For instance, we always avoid dark alleyways in favor of the lit path. It's time we train our employees how to do the equivalent on the Internet!

With INFIMA's fully automated and behavior-focused platform, your team can avoid even the dirtiest tricks of attackers!

Ready to learn more? Connect with us here!

Joel Cahill

Cyber security enthusiast. Entrepreneur.