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Class 8.11: Email Safety

  • Be cautious when opening email attachments. Attached files may contain malware, which can damage your computer — or it may install code that can track your activities
  • Don’t fall for email scams. Online criminals may use email to get your personal information and steal your identity. Or an email might entice you to click a link that takes you to a bogus site or downloads malware (malicious software) to your computer
  • Create safe email usernames. Whether you’re creating an email account or a user account on a social networking or special-interest site, be careful how much information you give away even in your username

Click the links below to learn more about online scams.