Understanding Phishing:

Disappearing Banners and What to Do About Them

In this Understanding Phishing guide, we lay out the methods used by attackers to hide security providers’ legitimate warning banners and adding their own fake reassuring ones to fool recipients. Learn more about how to mitigate this risk.

Understanding Phishing - Disappearing Banners - book image

Black hats have learned to manipulate banners. One, they can put in their own banners, nice green ones that say things like, “This email has been scanned, and it’s safe!” Two, they can suppress the white hats’ banners so the recipient gets no warning.

Naturally, we’ve been thinking about this at INKY, since email security — specifically phishing — is our business. More than thinking about it, we’ve written some code to address the specific issue.

What's inside this guide:

  • How attackers continue to be successful despite having a security solution in place
  • An under-the-hood look at how attackers are getting phishing emails past legacy solutions 
  • How to mitigate these types of 'fake banner' attacks from fooling your users

Cybercrime Expected To Cost The World $10.5 Trillion Annually By 2025.

INKY is a cloud-based email security solution that blocks spam, malware, and — most importantly — phishing attacks. Utilizing computer vision, artificial intelligence, and machine learning INKY catches everything. Driven, curious, mobile, and growing smarter by the subject line, INKY adds a thin—but powerful— layer of protection like no other.