Avoiding Malware, Viruses and E-mail Scams

John Storts

Even if you generally know what to avoid when it comes to hackers, phishers and other high-tech hucksters, accidents can happen.


I've nearly been duped by e-mails that appear to be alerts from Facebook; I narrowly escaped a nasty bit of malware when I clicked a link from a sender that had cleverly spoofed my bank; and a Nigerian prince's promise of making me instantly rich nearly eclipsed my better judgement (okay, it really didn't, but others weren't so fortunate in the early days of this infamous advance-fee scam).


The Knowledge Network contains several tools and resources that you can use to help protect your business from these bad actors. Even if you think you're protected, it's never a bad idea to make sure your antivirus softeware, spam and malware filters are up to date; "security fatigue" can be a costly affliction.


As IT Business Edge Editor in Chief Kachina Shaw wrote regarding a phishing scam masquerading as an e-mail from Intuit, "vigilance is key."


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