A friend sends an electronic e-greeting card (e-card) to your work email. You need to click on the attachment to see the card.

What should you do?

Answer:

Delete the message:

This one has four big risks:

1. Some attachments contain viruses or other malicious programs, so just in general, it’s risky to open unknown or unsolicited attachments.

2. Also, in some cases just clicking on a malicious link can infect a computer, so unless you are sure a link is safe, don’t click on it.

3. Email addresses can be faked, so just because the email says it is from someone you know, you can’t be certain of this without checking with the person.

4. Finally, some websites and links look legitimate, but they’re really hoaxes designed to steal your information.

 

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