Email. It can’t really be ‘dangerous’ can it? Short of some bad news giving you a heart attack, no. But email attachments can harbour all kinds of nasties; trojans, worms, rogue executable code and other viruses. How do you know what’s safe to open? Even from people you know?
The trouble is, any type of file can be attached to an email, and whilst most mail servers run some sort of virus scanning and either remove or ‘quarantine’ suspicious emails, anti-virus software isn’t perfect. In this game, the buck stops with you; look after yourself and avoid loss of your data, money, identity and time.
Suspect email attachments are blunt weapons of mass destruction; indiscriminate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a targeted corporation or government department, bank, shop, business, or the retired old lady at the end of your street. So how do you spot the suspect package in your inbox? Continue reading