Cybersecurity x Email Attachments

  • As with all of my articles, make sure to keep all of your software up-to-date. This adds a solid layer of protection because attackers won't be able to take advantage of known vulnerabilities.
  • I mentioned listening to your instincts in the first tip, but it requires its own section. Trust your instincts! If an email (or attachment) raises suspicion in your gut, please don’t open it. If something makes you uncomfortable, there could be a good reason for that. Do your due diligence and make sure the email is legitimate before putting your computer and information at risk.
  • Turn off the feature that downloads attachments in emails automatically. Emailing sites off this feature to simplify and streamline the process of reading your emails. But because of the reasons mentioned before, check your settings and disable the feature.
  • Scan any attachments you receive before opening them.
  • Take advantage of the filtering features that your emailing site offers. You may be able to automatically filter out certain emails to a spam folder.

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