Don’t get spoofed… You write these when things happen to you…..

Just so you don’t…

  • GET SPOOFED: BEWARE OF TRICKS TO GET YOU TO INSTALL MALWARE

Halloween is the time of year when people young and old put on costumes to pretend to be someone or something else. The act of pretending to be someone or something you are not is a tactic many cyber criminals have used since the onset of the Internet. This tactic can take the form of either a spoofing or phishing attack with intentions to gain personal information or take down a computer network.

Phishing and spoofing share the common characteristic that they consist of forged or faked electronic documents. Spoofing is the dissemination of the email from a “spoofed” email address, and phishing is often used in conjunction with a spoofed email. Phishing is the act of sending an email falsely claiming to be from an established legitimate business to trick the recipient into divulging personal, sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, and bank account numbers.

WATCH YOUR CELL PHONE TOO……

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