Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cyber Security Awareness Tip of the Day: October 12

The tip today is from a sharp-shooting friend, Winchester73. Even though Winchester73 provides help at Freedomlist too, his primary "home" is LandzDown. So, I'll credit LandzDown Forum for this tip.

October 12 Tip of the Day

Have you read before you clicked?

I hope most people now recognize the "Nigerian Scams" or Advanced-Fee Fraud and if they don't make it to the spam folder, those emails are promptly deleted. (If you didn't take the SonicWALL Phishing and Spam IQ Quiz from the October 4 Tip of the Day, give it a try now.)

Reading before you click also applies to links on web pages. Mouse over the link to be sure it is going to the expected site. Before purchasing that one size fits all, must have cure- and fix-all tool that promises to cure the common cold, do some research about the product.

Check the "Better Business Bureau" or Ripoff Report and read before you click!

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree with researching at ripff report before investing or getting involved, especially with the economy like it is--there will be lots more people looking at ways to make more money, and they'll turn to sketchy schemes. Do your research first!!