Secure Your Email

Symantec Internet Threat Meter
Use Basic Caution
Use Basic Caution
No significant malicious activity
Malicious code and fraudulent messages often circulate via email. Never open unsolicited attachments or hyperlinks, and always verify the source of any messages that ask you for sensitive information.

How They Attack

How You Know

What To Do

  • May appear to come from someone you know or trick you into opening
  • May not have symptoms of infection but may be silently gathering information
  • Some may reduce performance or cause strange behaviors like a spontaneous reboot
  • Only open email attachments that come from a trusted source and that are expected
  • Scan email attachments with Norton AntiVirus prior to opening
  • Delete all unwanted messages without opening
  • Keep security patches up to date
  • Spam is a serious security concern as it can be used to deliver Malware
  • Messages that do not include your email address in the TO: or CC: fields are common forms of Spam
  • Some Spam can contain offensive language or links to Web sites with inappropriate content
  • If you suspect an email is spam, do not respond, just delete it
  • Consider disabling the email’s preview pane and reading emails in plain text
  • Requests for confidential information via email are not legitimate
  • Phishing attacks may use scare tactics to entice a response
  • Fraudulent emails are often not personalized
  • Phishing attacks may consist of a group of emails that share similar properties like details in the header and footer
  • Be extremely wary of emails asking for confidential information
  • Confirm the authenticity of a suspicious request before responding in email