What is Phishing? - Phishing is the attempt to steal information through electronic communication by misleading the user to believe the source is legitimate. In other words, those fake emails posing to be your bank or airline asking you to confirm information by "clicking here" then installing malware on your computer. I'm sure you have heard about them or even received an email like that yourself.
One Click - I cannot stress enough how dangerous these emails can be. All it takes is one click. One small mistake can infect your computer and cause a crisis. One click could allow your personal data or credit card information to be copied. One click could send the infection to all of your contacts. One click could even destroy all of your files permanently. The damage could be devastating.
Staying safe - Unfortunately, the best protection against phishing is ourselves. I say unfortunately because most people don't know what to look for or move to quick to think about it. Always be on the lookout for these fake emails. Never open an email that looks suspicious. Never open an attachment you aren't expecting. Remember even trusted sources like coworkers or friends can be hacked. When in doubt, ask us! We'll gladly take a look and let you know for sure if its legitimate.
Take the test! - Take the tests below to see how good you are a catching the scams.
Tips to be even more prepared to find those hazardous emails:
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