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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