With the recent Google Docs phishing scheme and all the hacks of politicians, one would hope for a higher level of suspicion when it comes to emails with links.
Gizmodo demonstrated the lack of suspicion within one group who should really be on heightened awareness, White House officials and advisors.
These phishing attacks represent a large percentage of security hacks. It is much easier to trick users into giving access than actually hacking devices or networks.
Remember to always err on the side of caution. If someone wants to share a document with you, verify the email address, the link’s URL, or ask Digital Age Solution. We are happy to help protect you and your information.
Michael Kuster opened Digital Age Solution in 2005 after managing Information Technology for various government agencies for many years. Before taking on this venture full-time, he operated a web site design and hosting company, KusterNet, for a decade. After being asked by web site customers to manage and maintain their computers, KusterNet became Digital Age Solution.
Mike maintains a hands-on, active role in the management and delivery of service to customers at Digital Age Solution. Rather than sitting behind a desk, he can often be found running cable on telephone poles, fixing computers on-site, and providing one-on-one support to customers.
Mike lives in Walkersville, Maryland with his wife and three children. He actively serves as a volunteer and board member for several non-profits including 4-H, Federated Charities, and the Town of Walkersville.