As a tech adviser, I tell my clients to never click on links in emails. Scammers have such sophisticated technology, they can make an email look legit.
Unfortunately, banks continue to send emails that include links. This causes confusion. One time an email is official, but the next time it may be spam. As such, users may wind up clicking on a link to a fake site because they cannot tell the difference.
I would like banks and other institutions to stop sending emails with links. Instead, advise users of important information and to learn more by visiting official websites through the address bar. This will help eliminate the habit users have of clicking on any link may look legit to them.
Lately, the threat from Internet viruses has taken a new twist. It's called Ransomware. This type of virus is hitting people hard and in the place where it hurts the most -- their wallets. It locks up a computer and demands payment to get an unlock code. If you have vital information on your computer, you have no choice but to pay up.
There are several ways to get the virus, but the most likely place, and the easiest for you to control, is through email. Simply DO NOT click on any links that you see in an email message. If it looks important, such as from a bank, insurance company, or school, visit the official website of that organization to access the information. You are more likely to be protected by logging in on their website.
Another protective measure to take is to back up your important information to secure services like Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, or another cloud storage provider. This way, no matter what comes along, your files will be safe.
Mobile devices have surpassed all other forms of computing devices when it comes to Internet access. No longer are desktop and laptop computers the only means by which individuals can surf the Web, create emails, or view their favorite social media sites. With this surge of mobile device usage, web developers, software programmers, and hardware manufacturers are now challenged to create user experiences that equal the utility of the original large computing devices. This presents problems in software and hardware design that must be explored so that users of large-screen machines are presented with a similar usable and pleasing experience on small-screen devices. This paper will examine the various challenges and suggested changes that should be implemented to create rich environments that mobile users can appreciate when they access the Internet.
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Sam Curcio develops and maintains social media platforms and websites for organizations wanting to create brand awareness.
Sam earned his Master of Science in Communication Technologies from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.