Tech Tips

  • Tech Tip ImageMalicious Email

     

    Contain attachments or links that are disguised as documents, voicemails, e-faxes or PDFs, malicious email attachments are designed to launch an attack on the victim's computer when the attachment is opened. As example:

    New Voice Mail: These emails say that you have a new voicemail and there is a link to click on to listen. If you don’t typically get your voicemails by email you will know it is a scam. And if you do get your voicemails by email but one comes with a different format it is most likely malicious.

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  • Tech Tip ImagePassword DOs and DON'Ts

    DON'T : Use information easily obtained about you in your PW. This includes birthdates, license plate numbers, telephone numbers, your street name, etc.

     

    DO: Make your password consist of a combination of lowercase, uppercase, numbers and special characters.

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  • Tech Tip ImageSocial Media PSA

    As you may be aware, some social media posts ask questions such as:  Who was your first grade teacher? Who was your childhood best friend? What was your first car? Etc. These are the same kind of questions that are asked as security questions when setting up your bank accounts and credit card accounts.  Does this seem to you there could be malicious intent behind these?  Indeed there is. 

    Hackers are setting these questions up as a get to know each other better game.  If you answer these questions you might be giving out answers to security questions that you might be using without realizing it. 

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  • Tech Tip ImageEmail Threats > 3 types to watch out for

    Malicious Email:  Contain attachments or links that are disguised as documents, voicemails, e-faxes or PDFs, malicious email attachments are designed to launch an attack on the victim's computer when the attachment is opened.  E.g.

    New Voice Mail- These emails say that you have a new voicemail and there is a link to click on to listen.  If you do not  typically get your voicemails by email you will know it is a scam.  And if you do get your voicemails by email but one comes with a different format it is most likely malicious.  

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  • Tech Tip ImageLatest Email Threat

    Not all email spammers are asking you to click a link or open a PDF.  It is asking you to call them.  Here is how it goes ...

    A legitimate looking email from a reputable company e.g. Apple and Norton.  This email thanks you for your purchase/subscription/auto renewal etc.  And then asks you to please call us if you want to cancel or change your order.  If you call, you will be connected to a scammer.

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  • Tech Tip ImageAnother Way to Phish

    You might get an email that is blank or short and neutral and you have no idea why you got it.  There  are no attachments or link so it seems innocent enough.  It might not be so innocent and here is why:

    The spammers are checking for opens to see if it is a live email address first. Then, if they catch that you opened the email, you go into a different bucket on their spamming program

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