2022-10 Cyber security

Oct 5, 2022

Never share personal, financial, or medical information via email, chat, or other online methods.
One of the most nefarious ways that social engineering operates is by warming up to users and breaking down their natural defenses so that they recklessly share sensitive information.
If a colleague or contact requests protected information like passwords, birthdays, or account numbers via email, text, or online chat, double-check the legitimacy of that request with a face-to-face meeting or live phone call.

Don’t open suspicious email attachments or click on embedded links.
Although the Uber hack recently occurred via a slightly more informal channel like Slack, hackers still try every day to trick users into opening infected PDFs, Word documents, or voice mail files.
NEVER open an attachment unless it’s a specific file you’re expecting from a trusted co-worker. The same goes for clicking unfamiliar URLs that urge you to take action.
Always check to see whether the URL written in a message matches its destination by right clicking the link and verifying it against the sender’s email domain (for instance, a message purportedly from Amazon.com should only include links that point to Amazon.com). If you see long strings of nonsensical numbers or letters, DO NOT CLICK the link.

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