Friday, August 14, 2015

14. Who sent that email ? and why ?

There is a long standing threat presents in email. Be careful from whom you receive your email.

An email look like from your bank may ask you to enter your online banking userid and password. The website may look exactly like your bank web, but contain a different or closer URL. Watch the URL on browser window to make sure that you are entering information on right website.

Another scam is someone you know sending a distress email asking money as he has been stranded in a foreign country or in a natural disaster. A famous email generated from African country asking your help and partnership to move large amount of money or valuables with a commission to you. Remember in internet noone gives anything free. There is a taking that you give.  For important emails make sure you know who, where and what purpose it was sent.

Some emails carry files with viruses that can steal your personal information and passwords from your computer.

Some websites inject your browser with components and some software downloaded can contain spy ware. They can obtain important information from your computer, send you advertising or use your email accounts to propagate them.

Internet is a wonderful place for young people to access knowledge, learn, collaborate and socialize.  The types of threats to young people on internet are many. It’s important to monitor their internet activities and made aware of internet scams that comes on social networks, email and web sites. We are living in society avoiding contact with strangers. The rule applies to internet too. Be causes is the key word on entertaining cyber word as you are one in a billion users.

Social rules apply on internet from its birtth are called netiquettes. These etiquette guidelines govern behavior when communicating on the Internet covers not only rules of personal behavior during discussions but also guidelines that reflect the unique electronic nature of the medium.

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