Fact vs. Fiction Archive

Fiction: Spam filters and antivirus scanners effectively combat the threat of phishing e-mails.

Fact: These security features help, but they aren't perfect. Inevitably, you'll find phishing e-mails in your inbox. The only true "patch" is awareness. To help you protect your sensitive information against cyber threats, be extra wary of e-mails with unexpected requests, calls for urgent action, or suspicious links. (You should never click a link in an e-mail unless you're absolutely sure it's legitimate.)

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