DocuSign accessed by hackers

CREA recently issued the following information about DocuSign – while the hacking event occurred in mid-May, the effects may continue for some time.

In May, 2017, DocuSign confirmed that one of their systems was temporarily accessed by hackers, and that email addresses were stolen.

DocuSign also confirmed “no names, physical addresses, passwords, social security numbers, credit card data or other information was accessed. No content or any customer documents sent through DocuSign’s eSignature system was accessed; and DocuSign’s core eSignature service, envelopes and customer documents and data remain secure.”

DocuSign has 200 million users in 118 countries, and has not yet confirmed how many emails were stolen.

As a result, phishing emails are being sent to these stolen addresses, and it seems they look like they were sent via DocuSign. These emails are designed to incite users to click on malicious links or to download infected documents which can install malware into users’ computers.

Legitimate DocuSign emails come from @docusign.com or @docusign.net email addresses.

DocuSign is asking users to forward any suspicious related email to spam@docusign.com, and then
delete them from your computer.

Emails may appear suspicious because:

  • You don’t recognize the sender;
  • You weren’t expecting a document to sign;
  • They contain misspellings (like “docusgn.com” without an ‘i’ or @docus.com);
  • They contain an attachment, or direct you to a link that starts with anything other than
    https://www.docusign.com or https://www.docusign.net.

Emails with the following subject lines have already been identified as malicious. There may be more out there, or new ones being sent:

  • “Completed: [domain name] – Wire transfer for recipient-name Document Ready for Signature”;
  • “Completed [domain name/email address] – Accounting Invoice [Number] Document Ready for Signature”;
  • “Legal acknowledgement for <person> Document is Ready for Signature” sent from dse@dousign.com

It is expected that these phishing emails will keep on being sent for some time to come.

For more information and regular updates please visit: https://trust.docusign.com/en-us


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Have you heard about the NEW GeoWarhouse?

A message from GeoWarehouse …

For the past year, the GeoWarehouse team has been very busy working on the NEW GeoWarehouse. Hundreds of real estate sales and other land professionals across the province collaborated with us by providing feedback and testing the solution to make sure it efficiently supports your workflow and real estate needs.

We have worked with your Real Estate Board and we are pleased to announce that you now have access to an Early Release version of the NEW GeoWarehouse. This “Early Release” is an in-development version of the NEW GeoWarehouse!

The NEW GeoWarehouse will bring great features to expedite your work-flow, such as:

  • Enhanced mapping and search capabilities
  • Improved comparables and sales parameters
  • New property report
  • PDF generator capabilities for easy printing, saving and sharing
  • …and much more!

– The GeoWarehouse Customer Experience Team

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GeoWarehouse wants YOU to access the NEW GeoWarehouse, and let them know what you think about it.  Use the NEW GeoWarehouse link at the top of the page in GeoWarehouse to access the site. If you need help, check out the User Guide here, or the Frequently Asked Questions here. For additional information or to pass on your comments, contact GeoWarehouse at GeoWarehouse.News@Teranet.ca

RAHB will be offering a Professional Development workshop on the NEW GeoWarehouse on November 1 – there will be two sessions.  Watch for more info!

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Technology and real estate

On May 16, 2016, Hamilton’s Economic Development office hosted an interactive investment event entitled Digital Disruption – How Technology has Greatly Altered Real Estate Decisions. As part of the presentation, Hamilton Ec Dev offered a tour of Hamilton to showcase investment opportunities in the city. Over 50 real estate brokers and salespeople from across Southern Ontario were on the tour.

RAHB sponsored and participated in the event, and a number of RAHB members took part. Check out the video at https://youtu.be/gM9SAMbjTc4.

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Edge Browser and WEBForms®

There continues to be a compatibility issue between the new Microsft Edge browser and WEBForms®.

If you are using Windows 10, you need to use Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to access and print your forms from WEBForms®.

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The New GeoWarehouse is coming!

(From the GeoWarehouse blog, January 25, 2016)

Teranet has announced its New GeoWarehouse – everything you loved about GeoWarehouse, only better. Here are just a few of the improvements:

• An enhanced single search bar makes property searches even easier
o Quick search by address, name, PIN or ARN
o View recent search activities
o Receive real-time suggestions as you type

• Improved map search
o Single-click map search
o Quick links to the Property Report and full-screen Street View
o Location detection to find properties near you

• Enriched comparable sales search
o Quick access to comparable sales search
o Custom polygon drawing tool
o Real-time stats

Sign up to learn more here

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Another Association joins CONNECT!

The Southern Georgian Bay Association of REALTORS® (SGBAR) has just joined CONNECT. Members can now use CONNECT to search for current and recent MLS® information for the areas covered by the Southern Georgian Bay association – Midland-Penetanguishene, Victoria Harbour, Port Severn, Oro-Medonte, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Blue Mountains, Meaford and points in between.

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Bits & Bytes

OpenHouses.ca has a new look!

Work has been underway to bring a new and refreshed OpenHouses.ca experience to you, your clients and the public.  The site has been completely re-developed and re-designed from the ground up based on feedback we have received.  You can expect the following improvements: (more…)

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Bits & Bytes – How did I end up here?

Have you noticed that when you use your desktop shortcut to Fusion, WEBForms® or REALTOR Link® – or the individual URLs for those pages – you end up logging in to a page that looks like this:

SSO

 

This is RAHB’s Single Sign On (SSO) portal landing page.  From this page, you can navigate to the various RAHB applications (Fusion, WEBForms®, REALTOR Link®, CONNECT, SIM and OpenHouses.ca) without having to log in again.   You can also use the handy links to other resources you might find useful.  (However, if there is a log in required for the resource, you will need to log in to continue to the site.)

You can also go directly to the SSO – the url is http://rahb.starrs.ca.

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