Unit 4- Questtion 1


Understanding how to defend ourselves against cyber attacks is a necessary skill in the digital age. Education and awareness can begin the moment students gain access to digital technologies. Please double-check these items before opening any email.

1) How to Spot an Email Scam?

  • Email address: Is the email address authentic or from your contact list?
  • Sender name and address: Does the email address of the sender match the web address?
  • Spelling mistakes: Are there any spelling mistakes in the text?
  • False Security Alerts: Are you being prompted to login in order to recover your account information?
  • Free Offers: Are you receiving free items, money, gifts, or discounts?
  • Suspicious attachments: Are suspicious attachments included? images or.exe
  • Insecure web links: Do webLinks begin with HTTPS?
  • Personal Information: Do they want to know anything about you? either directly or indirectly via web links?
  • Timeliness: Are you under pressure to act quickly?
  • Contact information: Can you identify the sender based on their email address or signature?

2) How to Secure Your Data

  • Passes provide greater security and convenience.
  • Contains at least four words or fourteen characters
  • Pair with two-factor authentication.
  • Each website or service is unique.
  • Use capitals, punctuation, and symbols to make it more complex.
  • Avoid using well-known phrases or lyrics (123456789)
  • Make it meaningful to you in order for it to be easy to remember.
  • Make use of a Password Manager.

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