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CYBER TIP OF THE WEEK #2 – Be cautious when using email

Publié le lundi 12 novembre 2018

Emails and attachments play a key role in the most common computer attacks (fraudulent emails, trapped attachments, etc.). Opening malicious emails may damage the user’s computer and jeopardize the entire information system. thus, all the computers on board might be affected. When you receive emails, take the following precautions :

 

👉🏼 the sender’s identity is by no means guaranteed, so you must check the consistency between the alleged sender and the message content and check his identity. If there is any doubt, do not hesitate to directly contact the sender ;

👉🏼  the sender’s identity is by no means guaranteed, so you must check the consistency between the alleged sender and the message content and check his identity. If there is any doubt, do not hesitate to directly contact the sender;

👉🏼 do not open attachments from unknown senders or with unusual title or format ;

👉🏼 never reply by email to a request about personal or confidential information (ex: PIN code, credit card number). Indeed, some emails (“phishing”) imitate the look and feel of well-known institutions in order to steal your data ;

👉🏼 do not open and do not forward calls for solidarity, virus alerts, etc. ;

👉🏼 disable automatic opening of downloaded documents.

 

Sources @ANSSI and Cybersecurity Department

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