Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind when using email. Emails are a major way that scammers and hackers get information or gain access to your data. They use various methods which include phishing, virus and spam emails.
phishing – the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers. Recognize phishing to improve your email safety.
Email Viruses – is malicious software or a program that attaches itself to an email to infiltrate and infect your computer. Email viruses almost always are linked to malware or phishing attacks. As soon as the receiver interacts with an infected email by downloading a file, accessing a link, or opening an attachment, the virus immediately spreads and infects. Recognize the signs of possibly virus-infected emails to improve your email safety.
Spam email – is unsolicited and unwanted junk email sent out in bulk to a recipient list. Mostly, spam is sent for commercial purposes. It can be sent in massive volume by botnets, networks of infected computers. Spam email can be dangerous. It can include malicious links that can infect your computer with malware. Do not click links in spam. Dangerous spam emails often sound urgent, so you feel the need to act. Keep reading to learn about some of the basic spam types. Recognize malicious spam emails to improve your email safety.
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