E-mail is fast and an easy way to stay in touch with family, friends, business contacts, and others. You cannot deny the importance of email in our daily internet life, but behind the benefits comes also a danger, so if you are still not aware of the things email can do to you and to your business especially if you are taking for granted some important key notes in using e-mails daily, these dangers are important to understand and be aware of Scams, phishing schemes, viruses, hoaxes and Email spoofing are some of the words that represent the many dangers facing those who use email today. Email spoofing refers to the forgery of sending an email message from one source, but making it appear as though the email was sent from a different source. This does not mean that your email account was compromised. It means that the sender has fooled the mail client into believing the email originated from a different address. To send spoofed e-mail, senders insert commands in headers that will alter message information. It is possible to send a message that appears to be from anyone, anywhere, saying whatever the sender wants it to say. Thus, someone could send spoofed e-mail that appears to be from you with a message that you didn’t write. Most often email spoofing falls into ”nuisance” category and all you need to do is to delete them and If you receive an email that has questionable content, it is recommended to delete the email message or use an antivirus program to scan the message before opening it. Unfortunately, email spoofing with malicious intent tend to damaged your enterprise, a malicious email is either distribute virus or unsolicited email causing security risks. For example, spoofed e-mail may claim to be from someone in a position of authority, asking for sensitive data, such as passwords, credit card numbers, or other personal information — any of which can be used for a variety of criminal purposes. The Bank of America, eBay, and Wells Fargo are among the companies recently spoofed in mass spam mailings. One type of e-mail spoofing, self-sending spam, involves messages that appear to be both to and from the recipient. One more thing they can even turn your computers and email servers into weapons of spam propagation themselves. It goes without saying that email has become part of the landscape of our communication methods, Because it costs nothing to send email… hackers and bad elements in the internet are also using this tool to spread spams and other malicious attacks like wildfire. Keep your business or your enterprise safe always, watch out for them so you can hit the “Delete” button whenever they arrive. Always check for salutation in any email message that claims to be from your bank, an online company or other place with which you do business. Check for spelling and grammar or misspellings and errors or odd language use in the email, Do not click links in suspicious emails because you may go to a site that tries to download malicious software onto your computer. Recognize the red flag, check email with certain urgency and avoid them. report spam emails to proper authority. Keep your email safe and take extra precautions when using the net. Be suspicious of odd email requests from friends, especially if you know they are not traveling.
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