Valentine’s Day is here! But make sure you do not become become a target of cyber-criminals as you open e-cards, or unknown mails. Kaspersky has put out a data saying, a large number of online spams occur during the Valentine’s Day season. It also came up with a number of ways by which users can stay secure online.
Many e-mails offer to sell champagne, chocolates or jewellery, and thus it is important to distinguish between the fake and the real ones. These spam mails can often redirect to a website where personal details can be stolen.
Also, one needs to careful while opening links in a private message, or wall post on Facebook, Twitter and other social networking site, as these can re-direct to websites ready for phishing-attacks.
“One of the largest spam-points of the year is traditionally the time around Valentine’s Day, because cyber criminals do not miss the chance to promote traditional gifts like flowers, chocolates or jewelry at seemingly unbeatable prices,” says Altaf Halde, Managing Director – South Asia, Kaspersky Lab.
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Here are a few tips that will you stay secure online:
* Don’t reply to spam emails, you will only confirm your email address as ‘live’ and end up receiving more.
* Keep your anti-virus solution up-to-date – it will identify and block emails with suspicious attachments.
* Be cautious if you get an email from an unknown sender.
* Do not open any attachments.
* Do not click on any web links, type the URL into your computer yourself if you wish to visit that page or use a bookmark
* Do not enter any personal information or anything that people can use to steal your identity or access your bank account.