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Title: For Your Less Savvy Friends/Family: Recognize and Dispose of Malicious Emails
Post by: Corrine on June 20, 2018, 02:28:53 PM
There is a recent discussion on another forum about this very topic.  What seems obvious to many people, slips past way too many others.   If you have friends/family who tend to be gullible, are not "Internet savvy" or just plain click-happy, consider sharing with them. 

Five easy ways to recognize and dispose of malicious emails (https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2018/06/five-easy-ways-to-recognize-and-dispose-of-malicious-emails/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social)

A good tip by Digerati in the discussion I mentioned above regarding spelling/grammatical errors (4. The language, spelling, and grammar are “off.” in the article) is to actually read out loud the email.  It is amazing what we skim past when reading that jumps out at us when we speak the words.
Title: Re: For Your Less Savvy Friends/Family: Recognize and Dispose of Malicious Emails
Post by: pastywhitegurl on June 20, 2018, 04:04:32 PM
I learned a great new word reading that article: typosquatting
Good tips!


Title: Re: For Your Less Savvy Friends/Family: Recognize and Dispose of Malicious Emails
Post by: Metallica on June 21, 2018, 11:54:43 AM
A good tip by Digerati in the discussion I mention above regarding spelling/grammatical errors (4. The language, spelling, and grammar are “off.” in the article) is to actually read out loud the email.  It is amazing what we skim past when reading that jumps out at us when speak the words.

Good one. Reading out loud to spot errors.
(Not recommended when reading my articles) ;)
Title: Re: For Your Less Savvy Friends/Family: Recognize and Dispose of Malicious Emails
Post by: Corrine on June 21, 2018, 01:14:24 PM
For an author whose first language is not English, Pieter, you either have a better knowledge of the language than native speakers or excellent proof-readers.  :D  Note, in particular, that I hadn't read out loud what I originally posted and had corrected it before I saw your reply. 

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A good tip by Digerati in the discussion I mentioned above regarding spelling/grammatical errors (4. The language, spelling, and grammar are “off.” in the article) is to actually read out loud the email.  It is amazing what we skim past when reading that jumps out at us when we speak the words.
Title: Re: For Your Less Savvy Friends/Family: Recognize and Dispose of Malicious Emails
Post by: Metallica on June 21, 2018, 07:44:07 PM
For an author whose first language is not English, Pieter, you either have a better knowledge of the language than native speakers or excellent proof-readers.

Both, to be quite honest. :D

Title: Re: For Your Less Savvy Friends/Family: Recognize and Dispose of Malicious Emails
Post by: DR M on June 21, 2018, 08:06:48 PM
(Not recommended when reading my articles) ;)

 :o

If you read me... please note:

I'm not a bad guy.

Just ... Greek.  ;)
Title: Re: For Your Less Savvy Friends/Family: Recognize and Dispose of Malicious Emails
Post by: Metallica on June 22, 2018, 08:43:59 AM
Just a few basic rules. ;)

Title: Re: For Your Less Savvy Friends/Family: Recognize and Dispose of Malicious Emails
Post by: Corrine on June 22, 2018, 01:39:56 PM
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