A recent article by CNBC discusses how the most popular email programs used by large technology companies are old and vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The article cites experts who state that the technologies underlying these programs were developed decades ago and have not kept up with current security standards. It also notes that many of these programs do not use encryption or have other security features that are standard in newer email programs. This makes them more susceptible to hacking, phishing, and other cyber threats. The article suggests that companies should consider upgrading their email programs to more secure alternatives to protect against these types of attacks. The article also highlights that despite of the advancements in technology, phishing and social engineering attacks are still common and it’s important for individuals and organizations to be vigilant of these type of attacks.
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