Spanning Blog

Welcome to our blog featuring thought leadership and best practices on SaaS backup and recovery, data protection and security, and regular product updates for Spanning Backup for Office 365, G Suite, and Salesforce.

Directory Traversal — Web-based Application Security, Part 8

Directory traversal is a web application security vulnerability that allows unauthorized users to access files from different folders or directories that they would otherwise be restricted from accessing.


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Mobile Malware: What Makes It Dangerous?

Cybercriminals are using mobile malware to get their hands on business data stored on your smartphone. Learn all about the types of mobile malware out there and what protection measures you can take to repel them.


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Types of Cyber Attacks: A Closer Look at Common Threats

By understanding the different types of cyber attacks and how they are executed, you can identify potential threats and take the required steps to prevent them if a cybersecurity event occurs.


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Google Backup and Sync: Is It Really Backup?

The Google Backup and Sync app (for personal use and Drive File Stream for businesses) is the replacement for Google Drive and Photos desktop apps for Windows PCs and Macs. Learn how to use it and if it’s really a viable “backup” option.


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Protect Your Office 365 Data Against Consent Phishing

Protect your office 365 data from consent phishing. Use solutions like Spanning that are Azure Verified Publishers to ensure your data is protected.


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Outlook vs. Gmail: Comparing Apples to Oranges

What if we told you that comparing Microsoft Outlook with Gmail is like comparing apples with oranges? Find out why comparing these two email systems is an exercise in futility.


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Prevent ATO Attacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Office 365 and G Suite administrators need to ensure SaaS data protection during COVID-19 and prevent dark web cybercriminals from deploying Account Takeover (ATO) attacks.


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What You Need to Know About Salesforce’s Recycle Bin

In order to protect users from accidentally losing data, Salesforce has provided the Recycle Bin. If any important data disappears, administrators and certain users have the option of restoring that data from the Recycle Bin.


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Happy 21st Annual SysAdmin Day From Spanning

Today is SysAdmin Day, a day created for SysAdmins by SysAdmins, because no one ever gives you enough credit for the work you do. If you’re good at your job, people rarely notice because it means everything is running smoothly. Not today though… today, we salute you.


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A Guide to Telecommuting: Adjusting to the New Era of Remote Working

Welcome to the new world of telecommuting – the COVID-19 pandemic edition. Learn how to navigate through the world of working from home — especially if you are a first-timer.


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