Quickly Identify an Attack Email Message–Know thy Enemy

by | Mar/28/2012

Many attacks come from the outside world. Those attacks are directed at your users. There are two ways, and teach these to your workers, to identify almost all of these dangerous email messages before the user clicks on them.

The giveaways are:

  1. The email message has some kind of urgency. For example, “such and such will expire unless you…”
  2. There is a link in the email or, less commonly, an attachment to the email message. Those links, when clicked, are when attackers can interact with your users in ways from tricking the user into giving out personal information to injecting malicious code into the user’s computer.

Protect your system from attacks. Teach your users to quickly identify the “urgency” and “click here to…” dangers.

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