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What is a phishing attack?

Phishing is a form of social engineering. Phishing attacks use email or malicious websites to solicit personal information by posing as a trustworthy organization. For example, an attacker may send email seemingly from a reputable credit card company or financial institution that requests account information, often suggesting that there is a problem. When users respond […]

Unsubscribe from as many email newsletters as possible

Email newsletters can be useful if they’re relevant to your interests, as they provide regular updates. If not, they can eat up a lot of space in your inbox and put you at unnecessary risk, by raising the possibility you’ll click through to a page that’s trying to capture information about you. Unsubscribe if it’s […]

Weird email – when in doubt, throw it out

Clicking on links in emails is often how cybercriminals get access to personal information. If an email looks weird, even if you know the person who sent it, it’s best to delete or, if appropriate, mark it as “junk email.” You could try to contact the company directly (via phone) to be sure the email […]

Set up email filters to keep risky messages at bay

All major consumer email services offer filtering options, with which you can choose what happens to any message that’s from a specific sender and/or contains a particular subject line or words. For example, you can immediately archive any email with “deal” or “unsubscribe” in its body. This can help you weed out risky messages without […]