scamI often write about how wonderfully secure Linux is. It’s immune to Windows viruses, Trojans and malware.  However, Linux is not immune to carelessness and user error.

As an example, I recently received an email which looked like it may have come from Yahoo.  It explained that I had won an Apple iPad.  All I need do is click the link and I’d receive my free iPad.

Well, I don’t click on links like these and neither should you.  As the old saying goes, “If it’s too good to be true…”

Instead, I did a quick Google search to gather some information for this blog post.  As I surmised, it’s an email scam that attempts to grab your Facebook log-in so it can hack your account and who knows what else.

My point is, even the best anti-virus software or  impenetrable operating system can’t prevent you from entering personal information (passwords, bank accounts, etc.) that can be used at a later time to steal your identity, credit card information, or savings.

Make it a rule to never click these email links. Report the abuse, delete the email, and, if you’re curious,  investigate on your own.  You’ll find that these emails are always scams.


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