Category Archives: Independent Agents

Macro Enabled Attachments – Are You Aware of the Danger That’s Lurking in Your Email? | Stewart Title Blog

Are you familiar with macro-enabled attachments? It’s a form of phishing and has some interesting attributes of which you should be aware of. If you ever receive an email with the introduction “Greeting, dearest customer,” you should delete the email immediately. The punctuation, poor grammar and lack of proper spacing instantly reveal it’s a crudely …Read more

Big News from the Big Brokers | Stewart Title Blog

The big brokers are making big news on a number of fronts ranging from expansion plans to technology plays. Here’s what you need to know about the big plans being formulated by the big guys: Compass Real Estate will be coming to the upscale Park Place office tower in Houston’s posh River Oaks District in …Read more

Have I Been Pwned? | Stewart Title Blog

There’s not a day that goes by without hearing news about a security breach or incident involving large companies like Equifax and Marriot; but what about incidents that are rarely publicized but just as damaging? Wouldn’t you like to know if an incompetent vendor lost your email or other personal information? I would, and I …Read more

Brokers, iBuyers, Hackers, and more | Stewart Title Blog

Interest rates are dropping while temperatures are rising and that likely means a strong homebuying season coming our way. Along with the recent increase in real estate sales activity, we’re also seeing more activity on the business and technology fronts. Here’s the latest: Keller Williams becomes an iBuyer starting in the Dallas/Fort Worth markets. The …Read more

Extortion Email Attacks | Stewart Title Blog

  If you’ve ever received an extortion email attack, it may have left you wondering: How do criminals get my email address? Let me explain how it works. There are some services, both legal and illegal, that collect valid business email addresses to use for their own purposes. Those that are collected legally are usually …Read more

Dissecting Phishing Emails | Stewart Title Blog

Most phishing attacks are designed to do two things, (A.) steal user credentials or (B.) get malicious code downloaded to a user’s computer. But just how do you recognize an attack? In this post, I’m going to show you examples of “phishy” emails that should raise a flag in your mind. I’ll show you what …Read more