Monday, February 04, 2013

HTG Explains: Why You Can’t Get Infected Just By Opening an Email


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via How-To Geek by Chris Hoffman on 1/30/13


Email viruses are real, but computers aren't infected just by opening emails anymore. Just opening an email to view it is safe – although attachments can still be dangerous to open.

Past security problems with Microsoft Outlook resulted in a lot of damage, and some people still believe that just opening an email is dangerous. This isn't true.

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