Changes Coming to Barracuda Spam Filter Emails
Removal of Hyperlinks as of July 31st
In recent months, Barracuda has seen an increase in the number of exploits regarding hyperlinks. Criminals are using these exploits by sending an email with a hyperlink that links to a real website for part of the hyperlink and the other part is their malicious link. This is easily done because most email programs automatically combine these into one highlighted underlined word.
Barracuda has decided to remove their hyperlink from their daily email. (see highlighted areas in the photo below) This change will happen with the next firmware update, which we plan to perform July 31st. This will remove the risk of someone creating a fake barracuda email and tricking the user into going to a fake website. We recommend you now bookmark the website, save this email, or remember https://spam.bennettoffice.com so that when you are notified of your spam messages you can access them.
Instructions for signing in to Barracuda
To sign into the barracuda, navigate to https://spam.bennettoffice.com. Then sign in with your email address in the username field.
If you have not signed into the barracuda before, or do not know the password, please follow these steps.
- Enter in your email address in the username field.
- Click the create new password button.
This will reset your password and email it to you.
However, we realize this is yet another password for you to remember. A good way to cope with the mountain of passwords you need, is the use of a password manager. You can Google “password manager” and many of the top search results are great companies. Lastpass and 1Password are some common password managers. Using the auto-generated passwords may take a few more minutes, but it makes your account extremely secure. For your master password, we suggest using a phrase and replacing some charterers with symbols. Example – P@$$w0rdsAreC0mplicated. Feel free to use a phrase with a sport you are playing or a hobby you enjoy.
If you have any questions about the Barracuda change, password managers, or any other technical questions please call us at 320-235-6425