👍 #879 - 7 Signs of Phishing to Watch For
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I recently had a friend ask me about an email that looked kinda, sorta, legit, but their "spidey sense" was telling them to beware. They asked me to have a look.
Their sense was right. It was nothing but a big, 'ol phishing attempt. A good(ish) one, but phishing nonetheless.
I decided to discuss the things I looked at when I determined it was not legitimate, and share that with you so you can do the same.
7 Signs of Phishing to Watch For has the info.
Also this week:
- ZIPping your music, videos, or photos to save space seems like a good idea. It's not as good as you think.
- We've heard of blue screens, but what about black screens on your machine?
- We have all been here. Nope, once you hit "Send" there is no "undo". Really.
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This Week's Featured Article
7 Signs of Phishing to Watch For
Don't be fooled.
A friend received a fairly convincing phishing attempt. I'll cover the signs that showed it was bogus.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Can I ZIP Photos or MP3 Files to Save Space?
|Most music, picture, and movie files are already compressed. Compressing them again won't make much difference, and could even make them larger.|
Why Do I Get a Black Screen on My Computer After a While?
|A black screen is most commonly caused by a screen saver, but there are other possibilities.|
Can I Stop or 'Un-send' an Email I Sent by Mistake?
|Once you hit that Send button, you must assume there is no way to stop your email from being sent . . . even if it's to the wrong person.|
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Can I Stop or Unsend an Email I Sent by Mistake?Once you hit that Send button on an email, you must assume there is no way to unsend it . . . even if it's to the wrong person.
Why Do I Get a Black Screen on My Computer After a While?A black screen on your computer can mean several things. A black screen is most commonly a screen saver, but there are other possibilities.
7 Signs of Phishing to Watch ForA friend received a fairly convincing phishing attempt. I'll cover the signs I saw that showed it was bogus.
Can I ZIP Photos or MP3 Files to Save Space?Most music, photos, and movie files are already compressed. The result is that compressing them again with zip won't make much difference and could even make them larger.
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