Walt Mossberg on Social Engineering

As a follow-up to my earlier post this week, I noticed that Walt Mossberg  posted today a helpful article and short video clip on "social engineering" that offers several specific tips on avoiding online scams.  For example:

1. Never, ever click on a link embedded in an email that appears to come from a financial institution, even if it’s your own bank or brokerage and even if it looks official right down to the logo. The same goes for payment or auction services, like PayPal or eBay (EBAY).

More solid tips are available at Mossberg's All Things Digital site. 

I also recommend related posts by Shaun Cooley and Adam Schepis.

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