Matchmaking is big business, especially around Valentine’s Day.
Crafty writers write friendly emails from supposedly single women looking for love. Then, scammers ask you to send money or click on a link to infect your machine with spam, or worse, ransomware.
A recent FireEye study found that 1 in every 101 emails is malicious.
How can you protect yourself?
The Office of the Attorney General of the State of California provides these tips, which include:
- keeping your devices updated with the latest upgrades,
- installing antivirus/antispyware software,
- using strong passwords, and
- watching your clicks and what you share.
Just like with dating, be wary of those you meet in cyberspace. One bad apple can ruin your Valentine’s Day and beyond.
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