Heres How you can avoid COVID-19 Spams, Phishing Emails

Users are being hit by multiple threats and phishing emails with the current coronavirus pandemic. Here's how to stop all of these COVID-19 schemes.

Updated: Apr 23, 2020 18:56 IST

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Hari Aditya

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Tags: App News Tech

Spams Issue Amid of Covid-19

Many citizens remain at home regardless of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Although remaining at home, the majority of people connect to work, research, or learn something new through different apps and resources. Though the internet environment is helpful in a case like this, some hackers and scammers are making people afraid to use this awesome device. 

There have been more than 18 million regular malware and phishing attempts linked to COVID-19 according to a new Google survey. Besides that, consumers across the globe are sending more than 240 million spam messages linked to COVID. 

Google has placed its actions into practice by introducing layers of encryption that will instantly detect and deter attacks before they can hit customers. Gmail, the company's own email app, has now been able to identify and prevent more than 99.9 percent of spam, phishing, and malware.

How to spot COVID-19 spams?

As regular internet consumers are getting smarter day by day, hackers and spammers are finding new ways to make a fool out of them. In order to avoid such attacks, the users should go through the email first before clicking on any given links. Also, avoid giving away personal information such as your home address or bank details. In case you are working from home, prefer to use your company's enterprise email account for anything work-related. Using personal email accounts and personal devices can put your company at risk too. People working from home should ensure that their work and personal email are separate. Also, enterprise accounts offer additional security features that keep the company's private information private. Additionally, one can also enable extra security features such as two-factor authentication.