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WHEN IN DOUBT, TOSS IT OUT: A fake email making the rounds warns readers they’re facing a lawsuit by “the city”. The email refers to a real law firm and instructs the reader to open the attached Word doc within seven days to learn details about the legal dispute. Krebs on Security says simply opening the document will infect the user’s computer with a sophisticated virus.
WHAT’S A GMAIL PASSWORD WORTH TO A SCAMMER? According to Google and the University of California, on average, $384. Protect your valuable email account with a long password that can’t be guessed and use that password exclusively for your email account.
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In the upcoming edition of Cybersecurity News from the Chicago Public Schools Cybersecurity team:
The two types of employees who are most apt to get hacked.
June 2019 a • Edition #71
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