Never, Never, Never…
. . . click on an attachment in an email.
If it’s dangerous, it will look innocent.
If you don’t know the sender . . . delete the email.
If you know the sender, ask yourself . . . Was I expecting an attachment?
When in doubt . . . delete.
Sadly, Mac’s are vulnerable to Malware that can be exploited by criminals . . . but it generally stops there.
On the other hand, PCs are networked into systems that run power plants, food distribution systems and financial instutions. The list goes on and on.
You don’t need nucleur warheads to take out these systems . . . just expertise, determination and the help of a friendly government. Can you guess who?
I wouldn’t mention it . . . but it’s aready happened.
“The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History” by Andy Greenberg – Wired Magazine. Even if you hate computers, it’s a gripping story.
So . . . sleep well if you’re a Mac owner. If America is targetted, your computer will still work . . . though you may have a problem staying warm, aquiring food or getting access to cash.
If you enjoy the Wired article, I recommend “Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin’s Most Dangerous Hackers” by Andy Greenberg.
In the meantime . . . never, never, never . . .