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Sunday, July 27, 2008

How to Detect DODGY E-mails

When you reply to hoax e-mail, you give hackers the opportunity to obtain your IP address.

With this- and your password- a criminal could access files on your computer. Anti-virus software makes it harder to do this, but it's not foolproof.

Carole Theiralt from computer security firm Sophos says,

Users should never respond to an e-mail asking them to click on a link.

"Also watch out for warnings about potential scams, especially those advising you to pass the e-mail on. This could be a scam themselves."

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