Avoiding Email Malware
When opening an email from a friend or colleague, it’s a good idea to make sure that the language of the email resembles something that this person would send. Many types of malware can send out automated messages from a person’s email account. These messages may use strange spelling or grammar. In addition, the content of the email may appear to be strange given the context of a relationship. For example, if an email from a friend who is in the U.S. claims to have photo attachments from a vacation that he or she didn’t go on, it could be a sign that the email was generated by malware. It’s also a good idea to make sure that messages don’t ask for money or credit card numbers.
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