Criminals of all types will try to use legitimate looking email to get your information. Are you savvy enough to be able to tell the difference between a legitimate email and a scam?
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… for Cybercriminals
Thinking about turkey? Now is the time to protect yourself during the holiday season.
The world is full of cybercriminals who want to steal Christmas — but unlike their counterpart from the classic holiday story, you won’t be able to spot them by their bright green skin and menacing demeanor. These baddies invade inboxes around the holidays, causing spikes in ransomware, credential theft and more.
Unfortunately, the emails they send are masters of disguise, pretending to be everything from iTunes gift cards, to photos, to invitations. Will you be able to spot them when they show up in your inbox? Take our quiz and find out.
“Games can often extract sensitive information about a person, such as their first job, their first car, or their mother’s maiden name.
Oversharing on social media threatens your online security, warns Dan Lin.
“We cannot go out and socialize during this pandemic, so people are turning to social media to share what is going on with their lives,” says Lin, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and director of the I-Privacy Laboratory at the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri. “But it can be risky.”
Before a person decides to play along with the latest social media challenge, or post a picture of their family home, Lin says to consider the following three things:”