6 Cautions to take When Opening Email Attachments
Email attachments are major email security threats as they offer attackers easiest and most powerful way to attack a PC.
Most email malicious attachments install a virus, Trojan, spyware or any other kind of malicious code as soon as you open them.
Here are the six cautions that you need to take when you are opening email attachments.
- Save and scan all attachments before opening them.
- Check if the email is from any of your contacts. If not, be careful how you open such emails.
- DO not open attachments with suspicious or unknown file extensions. Example of such include .exe, .vbs, .bat..ini,.pif,.zzx among others.
- Check if the subject line and name of the attachment are correlated with each other.
- Check if the email was ever received from the source.
- Never open an email attachment from an unreliable source.
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