3 Emails You Should be Cautious Opening

In our world of smartphones, texting and social media, it’s odd to think that email is still one of the most popular methods of communication. While it is an amazing method of connection, it also ranks as a major security risk. Everday thousands of emails contain nasty viruses and malware that could leave your business at risk. Here are some emails you should be cautious of opening.

Unrecognized senders

As a general rule of thumb, if you don’t recognize the sender, you should proceed with caution. Even if the person claims to know you or claims that someone you know told them to contact you, don’t believe them. Further, always make sure the email address exactly matches your contact information for the person.

Unrecognized Attachments

Alongside not opening emails from unrecognized users, never open odd or strange attachments. You should be especially cautious of zip files even if the email appears to be from someone you know. If the email seems odd or it wasn’t an attachment you were expecting, don’t open it.

Emails Asking For Personal Information

Any email that is asking for you to reveal personal information such as passwords, social security numbers, or credit card numbers should always be ignored. This is especially true when the email appears to be from a government agency of major company. Never give out this information via email.

Email is a wonderful, timeless way to communicate but you should always proceed with caution. A good anti-virus and modern updates are essential for running a business today. If your company needs IT help, get in touch!