Practical Paranoia - Even in a Pandemic?

It is heartening to witness how a shared challenge brings out the best in us. It is disheartening to note how the same crisis brings out the worst in some.

While we struggle with COVID-19, it is deeply disappointing to witness an increased frequency of phishing and other cyber-attacks. These try to take advantage of forced work from less secure home networks.

In particular, phishing attacks are on the rise. These appear to come from a trusted source while inviting opening of a document or link. The unwary recipient can expose sensitive information or, worse,  fall prey to information extortion.

Please re-skim our many warnings about 'phishing', brush up on phishing-prevention, and be paranoid about any click-bait.