Google Says Real Estate Industry Was Most Targeted by Malware in Q1 2017

A recent analysis of Gmail customers by Google found that the real estate industry received more spam with malicious links or attachments than any other business sector in the first quarter of 2017.

Additionally, the report found that real estate businesses receive 10 times more spam with malicious links or attachment than organizations in healthcare and sciences. Google says it wants to expose email attack trends to highlight notable differences between industries so that security pros can tailor defenses to these threats.

If you receive an email that seems strange, remember the old saying, “when in doubt, throw it out!”

View the entire Google Q1 2017 analysis here.

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We have just released a new version of the social media marketing toolkit Share My Listings (SMyL) Widget. If you have never used it, give it a try. It helps you to easily share your listings on nine different social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and Reddit. Other features include:

  • Template for posting to Craigslist
  • HTML email flyer tool, including analytics
  • iFrame tool for posting your listings on your blog or website
  • A custom URL and QR code for each of your Active listings
  • Click a button to find if your listing is on the major public portal websites
  • Upload your agent photo and select a theme

Here is a link to the documentation. Enhancements include an improved interface and a new three-column layout for your listings. You will find the Share My Listings Widget here on the Matrix Home page in the “External Links” box (about a third of the way down).

If you have questions, contact us at or 651-251-5456 (1-877-251-5455 toll-free outside the metro). We are available M-F, 8:00 to 5:00.

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