- Keep your browser, any extensions you use within it, and your operating system, whether Windows or macOS, up to date.
- Be suspicious of any link in an email or text. Make sure the link goes where you think it does by hovering your mouse pointer over it and checking that the address displayed in the popup line in your email program is the same as where the email says it is. Even then, don’t click on a link in an email unless you believe it is safe.
- Run anti-malware software on your computer and keep it up to date.
- Never click on an attachment to email unless you know who it came from and trust them. Even then, if you were not expecting an attachment, confirm with the sender that they really sent it.
Yes, that’s a lot of work. It’s the price of enjoying the Internet today.