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  • November 20, 2023 at 3:38 pm #4762

    Dear participants, welcome to the forum discussion of CYBER INCIDENT RESPONDER course!

    Please give us your answer/opinion about the following:

    • How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    • How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    March 24, 2024 at 12:44 pm #6056

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    If it involves something with money (eg. bank, investing portal) I call them and asks if they wrote to me. If not I delete the email. For other types of email I usually read it, never click anything and delete it after that. Also I check header who sent it.

    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    I use pretty strong passwords I would say so I change it not very often, like once a year, sometimes two years. However I can break this rule If there is a compromise. I also check haveibeenpwned (dot) com regularly.

    March 24, 2024 at 4:50 pm #6057

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?

    When encountering suspicious emails or messages in my inbox, I first scrutinise the sender’s address and the content for any irregularities or inconsistencies. I refrain from clicking on any links or downloading attachments if the source seems suspicious. Next, I verify the legitimacy of the message by cross-referencing with known contacts or official channels if applicable. Finally, if the incidents occurs at work, I report the suspicious email to the appropriate IT department.

    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    I try to update my passwords for online accounts regularly, typically every 6 months. Whenever there’s news of a data breach or security vulnerability, I make sure I review my passwords immediately as a precautionary measure. Additionally, I opt for strong, unique passwords for each account to further boost my security.

    March 27, 2024 at 6:53 pm #6168

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    Ignoring the email is a good solution for me. If it was important it would be handled through mail/phone/in-person/official app. Checking email’s sender is also important.

    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    Once every 3 months or whenever there’s a security breach.

    March 28, 2024 at 8:26 pm #6169

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    For these types of messages, I choose not to interact with them and ignore or delete them. I also have special email for eshops and unimportant web pages, so the possible spam is coming there and not to my main email.

    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    It depends on the importance of a given service. For important things I try to change my password at least once every 6 months. For unimportant things, where there is no risk of an attacker getting important information about my other accounts, I set a strong password and don’t change it much.

    March 29, 2024 at 4:36 pm #6170

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?

    I do not read them. I am a little bit paranoid in this case, so I do not want to open them. I do not want any interactions with that, including missclicks, etc. I just delete them and pretend that they have never occurred.

    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?

    This question seems just a bit personal, for my taste, so I do not want to share my weaknesses with strangers on the internet :). The only thing I will say to this is that I think a good and strong password is a great practice.

    March 29, 2024 at 4:47 pm #6171

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    I never open such mail. Most suspicious emails go to spam, so I don’t even notice them. Suppose it appears in the inbox. I ignore them and then delete them. If I receive a suspicious email that relates to banking, insurance, or other important matters. I would contact them through a verified contact and discuss the matter with them.

    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    For accounts that I consider important, I update the password approximately once every six months. I don’t update passwords for less important accounts. Only if I feel that the password is not strong enough or if I receive information that someone is trying to access this account.

    April 1, 2024 at 12:33 am #6172

    – How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?

    Typically, when a suspicious email lands directly in my spam section, I don’t even notice it and don’t review it, as it is most likely phishing or scam attempt, or someone trying to spread malware. In case one of those somehow doesn’t get flagged as spam and makes it to my inbox, I just delete it without taking a second glance, which I believe is the best strategy.

    If, however, an email lands in my inbox and appears somewhat legitimate but still raises my suspicion, I conduct a thorough assessment. I start by asking myself whether I was expecting the email or if it seems out of place. Next, I analyze if the sender/content looks legit. I look at the email header and check for any signs of spoofing in case I know the sender. The last step is particularly important when dealing with emails coming from financial or government institutions.

    – How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?

    Once in a couple of years(2/3) or when there’s a breach.

    April 9, 2024 at 7:14 pm #6440

    – How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    I choose not to engage with these messages. Instead, I ignore or promptly delete them. This helps to minimize any potential risks associated with clicking on unknown links or opening attachments. To further enhance security, I have a specific email account for online shopping and less critical web interactions. This helps in separating potential spam or suspicious emails from my primary email, keeping it secure and organized.

    – How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    I update my passwords based on the importance of the account. For critical accounts such as banking or work-related platforms, I change passwords more frequently.
    For less critical accounts, I create strong and unique passwords from the start. Unless there is a specific reason for concern, I do not change them frequently.
    Before deciding on a password update, I evaluate the risk associated with the account. Accounts holding sensitive personal or financial information are prioritized for password changes. These practices help me maintain a balance between security measures and convenience, ensuring that my online presence remains protected against potential cyber threats.

    April 14, 2024 at 7:35 am #6444

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    In today’s digital landscape, vigilance against suspicious emails is paramount. Verify senders’ authenticity, scrutinize content for red flags like urgent requests for personal information, and avoid clicking on dubious links or attachments. Utilize security software to bolster protection. By staying cautious and proactive, you can significantly reduce the risk of falling victim to cyber threats and safeguard your online security.

    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    Like once or twice a year or when there was some attempt to login to my account.

    April 14, 2024 at 6:32 pm #6447

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    I don’t click on them and completely ignore them.
    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    I update my password like 2 times a year or when there was some attempts to login to my account.

    April 14, 2024 at 6:50 pm #6448

    How do you handle suspicious emails or messages in your inbox?
    I have multiple emails and i check them only when someone tells me they sent me one.
    How often do you update your passwords for online accounts?
    When update is needed.

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