November 16, 2021
Good morning, everyone!
This week’s critical vulnerabilities:
Patch All the Things!
Phishy, phishy, phishy!
The holiday shopping season is upon us, and the scams are changing accordingly. Here are the big three I see most often and how to protect yourself:
(1) Gift Card smishes (phishy SMS text messages) like the one you see here. I’ve gotten half a dozen of these in the past two weeks. Don’t click on that link!
Develop your natural skepticism: if it seems to be good to be true ...
(2) Fake tracking updates Before you click on that link to see the updated tracking status of that gift you ordered, stop and think: Why am I getting tracking updates I didn’t sign up for? Why do I need to log into anything for a tracking update when they’ve got my email? Why is this email coming to my work address when I used my personal email to place the order?
Think before you click!
(3) There’s a problem with your order If you have any concern that there really is a problem with your order, use the bookmark for that site to log in and check it out. If you haven’t bookmarked the site, open the order confirmation email and use the link inside to check on the order.
Remember, always consult original sources of information!
Stay safe this week, online and off!
Talk to you again soon!
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