Saturday, March 19, 2011

how to discriminate a possible virus incoming email

Several times even the paid antivirus aren't updated with the most new viruses and network attacks. As result many of new users become victims of viruses that came by email! and are activated by their own action! But how to discriminate if an email is suspicious or not?
Follow these steps and you will be bit safer:
- never open attachments of emails from persons you do not know!
- never open attachments of emails from persons you know but you do not expect this kind of attachments.
- never open attachments with extension .exe, .com, .bat.

What happen if the incoming email seems to be from my Bank, Tweeter account, Facebook...
In case of links in the body of the email... there is a very easy way to find out if an email is fake or not. Many fake emails are pretending that came from popular sites, banks etc, like the example above. It is very simple to check is the links are read or not (so if the email is fake or not). Leave the mouse over the link for some minutes. You will see a tip box where the real url address will be displayed. If the address in the tip is not the same and if the address in both places is not the real address of the sender... then the email is fake.

For instance, if the email is from, the links shows "" and the tip shows "" then the link is fake.

Bellow this email is seems to come from the links are look pretty well... but the tip show the real (and bad) url where you will go.

Thousand of people become victims of emails from banks where asking pin codes (for security reasons) because otherwise their bank account will be suspended!

Keep in mind and never forget... no one... but no one!!! from any site, service, bank, social network etc, will ask you private information by email. And no one will ask will ask ever your pin or password to enter it somewhere (by email or somewhere on the web).

Change password occasionally and check you accounts for also for any suspicious movemnts.