Five Anti-Phishing Cyber Security Tips

July 8, 2020 By Connor Prime


Five Anti-Phishing Cyber Security Tips

From July 2020

Phishing, or tricking people into giving personal data by email, text, or phone, has been around for a while. Still, it’s not going away. Here are five tips to prevent phishing:

  1. Be suspicious of both unexpected text and emails. Emails aren’t the only way people phish.
  2. Hover over the link an email gives you before clicking; that can show you the actual URL. See if the actual web address seems legitimate.
  3. Check the actual email address (not just the display name) to see if it matches the name of the company.
  4. Don’t ever download an attachment from an unknown email.
  5. If a Word or Excel document asks you to enable macros do not enable them unless you’re 100% sure you need those macros. A macro can easily infect your computer with a virus or malware.

         So, if you unexpectedly see this when opening your Word Doc or Excel:

DO NOT click enable.