It would be a rash thing for you to believe that every email you have ever received has gone through your email safety filter before opening it. The danger to get a malicious email is high enough that EVEN if you got an email from a “trustworthy” corporation, you should always be aware of this kind of injurious virus that could simply come attached on a usual email thread.
Some of the malevolent emails might be obvious at first sight, and some of them are a little harder to identify. So, we are providing you with some basic safeguards you should practice before opening your email messages.
A frightened email attachment is usually received from an unidentified sender. As for the subject, you will usually search for a “Call to Action” button or some unusual offer that should inspire you open the attachment. DO NOT open attachments and DO NOT reply to the email. Remove it directly.
- Set up software that will preserve your computer safe endlessly, in order to guard against malevolent add-ons
- Never open an add-on that appears guarded to you, even if it is from someone you know
- Do not trust links that are in emails you get
- Do not reply to an untrusted email
- Do not use phone numbers in emails
- Reminisce to check it out before you click on it