The Click Armor Phishing Checklist
In each episode, we’ll use our basic phishing checklist to analyze a different phishing message, so you can learn the clues about what to look for, to avoid becoming a victim. Here’s the basic Checklist:
1) Gut Feel Garbage
2) Sender Sanity
3) Link Elusiveness
4) Body Believability
The best way to use the checklist is to try to disqualify a message with each check. If you haven’t thrown out the message by the time you’re finished step 4, it’s not a guarantee that the message is safe. So, if you still aren’t sure, you should ask for help from an IT support person.
Special Guest for Episode #5: Nora Cox
After analyzing our phishing message for this episode, Nora helps me unbox a phishing message that pretends to be a voicemail notification with a link to download an audio file. What could go wrong?
Nora can be found at:
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