Welcome to the Password Coach Cyber SecurityTraining Academy Module 7 How to spot, and avoid, dangerous attachments Attachments are the documents and files thatare sometime included in an incoming message… on email, text, chat and social media.
Attachments are favoured by scammers as away of installing viruses on our devices.
As with scam messages and phoney URLs, dangerousattachments have several characteristics that set them apart from legitimate ones.
In this module, we will learn how to classifyan attachment as either safe, potentially dangerous or downright dangerous.
And learn a set of checks that we can maketo uncover any signs of a scam in the appearance of the attachment.
At the end of this module, you will be ableto tell a legitimate attachment from a scam, and be better equipped to avoid installinga nasty virus, such as ransomware, by accidentally opening a dangerous attachment.