Be very cautious with any links that you click on in emails, or things you like, share or "join" on Facebook and other social media sites. Tips for staying secure during this time:
- Hover over links - does the site say something like https://www.thecompanyname.com or is it something like https://companyname.someothersite.com, or maybe www.somethingsimple.pz? If it's not the company's official website, more than likely, it's not them and instead a phishing scam
- When you click a link, what does the address bar at the top of the site say?
- If you are entering credit card information, or logging into a site, does the site have an HTTPS at the beginning with a lock symbol? If not, don't do it! You can also click on the lock symbol to make sure everything is secure on that site.
- But the site has a security emblem on the webpage saying it's secure. Don't do it. There are things called Cross Site Scripting vulnerabilities that can redirect your information elsewhere, and you won't know till it's too late.
- Read last years article "The Busy Computer Seasons: a Virus Writer’s dream!"
- Get a Computer Tune-up --- helping to make sure everything is up-to-date, Virus Scanners, OS Updates, Software, etc.