Secure computing time requires that all users take an intelligent approach at all times. We all at least know someone who has productivity or even lost files due to viruses and malware attacks. Someone recently announced that the most important thing that anyone can do is to SLOW DOWN. We are all so busy that sometimes we forget to think before clicking on hyperlinks that were emailed to us and open email attachments. Take the time to look at where the hyperlinks are going to take you (hover your mouse over the hyperlink) and avoid using your phone to open any questionable emails.
The following links offer tools to check files and websites for safety and help to keep our computers and networks safe.
These are invaluable tools to check suspicious files and hyperlinks:
www.virustotal.com to scan files before opening if questionable
www.scanurl.net to check URL to see if it's safe to click on the hyperlink
http://www.passwordmeter.com/ password checker to help select secure password
www.recordedfuture.com – recommended to perform real-time checks of all browsing