Unsolicited emails from unknown senders are sometimes the onset of cyberattacks. They may entice you to click on a link or open an attachment that may contain malware. Clicking on the links can also direct you to some compromising websites, so be cautious. If a link looks suspicious, look it up on the web and do a quick research. The rule of thumb is to ignore seemingly malicious emails. But if you’re really curious, or just not sure it’s evil, there are several ways to protect yourself and your environment.
“Smart people get scammed.” The first chapter in Frank Abagnale’s book, “Scam Me If You Can,” and the best place to begin. If you’re like most, you probably think it will never happen to you. You might be thinking, “I wouldn’t fall for something so obvious,” or perhaps you have put measures into place that will prevent it. You may have a fantastic, undecipherable, complex password, and you never, ever click on links in emails from strangers. Ok, I’ll give you points for that; you’re off to a great start.
10 Tips to Keep Your Online Environment Safe School is starting up again, and for many students, they will be learning in a hybrid situation, meaning part of the time in the classroom and part of the time at home, remotely. With mom and dad working from home, and kids attending virtual classrooms, we need …