The modern guide to staying safe online
The internet can be a scary place. Threats come in many forms, lurking in practically any corner. Worse, yesterday’s prevailing advice for staying safe online — avoid dodgy websites, don’t traffic in stolen or illegal goods, interact only with people you know — no longer holds. Phishing emails from supposed family members, spyware piggybacking on legitimate apps, well-known sites hijacked with malicious code — digital safety clearly needs new rules to meet today’s evolving threatscape.
Considering how much of our digital lives occurs online — communications, financial transactions, entertainment, work, education, to name a few — adopting even a few safe browsing practices can lead to broad benefits. And this includes how we deal with email messages as well, given how popular email is as a delivery mechanism for online attacks using exploit kits and malware.