Avoid Malicious Emails: Helpful Tips from an IT Expert
Did you know there are such things as malicious emails that can infect your computer? Even your smartphone? These emails, created by hackers, contain the easiest download to infect your computer: malware. Once the malware is on your device, it can steal your data, copy your passwords, and worst case, encrypt your device so you can’t use it anymore…yikes!
Once the malware is on your device, when you log in to check important things like your mail or your bank account, the malware will copy the username, password, and site and send if off to the hacker. Then your email will start sending SPAM from your account to your friends and your bank account will be empty the next time you check it. Raise your hand if you want to avoid letting this happen to you.
There are some sneaky ways your computer can get infected through malicious emails. Here’s how you can detect them before they infect your computer.
Let’s say you get the email below from a shipping company, like FedEx, that asks you to check the status of your package.
ALWAYS DO THIS: Before you click anywhere in the message, you need to see where that link takes you.
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