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Beware what you click

Usually my (not too many :( ) posts are written for a technical audience (not too big :( ). This time, given the fact October is Cyber Security Month I will try to put some effort to try to explain how you can keep yourself away from annoyances. Well the rule of thumb is actually extremely simple and can be resumed with a simple sentence:
 Beware what you click Let me repeate it: "beware what you click" :) Just following this simple rule you can avoid 90% of scam/viruses and phishing attacks. But lets do a step back. Assuming you know already what is a computer's virus let me explain what is a phishing attack. Phishing scam uses legitimate-looking websites to trick a victim into sharing their username, password or other  sensitive information. Pishers will design their sites to look exactly like e.g. the website of your mail provider, your bank, credit card issuer, or another financial institution. The hope is that you won't realize you are on the wrong sit…