Tuesday Tip: Hackers Beware

By: Nicole Wheatley 

Have you ever been tricked by a scammer? Ever accidentally click the link? The more we know, the more capable we are in protecting ourselves against the trolls and hackers of the world. By now, you may be aware of how to hover over links to verify the validity of the source. You may have even learned how to check the sender’s email address to verify that it is the exact email of the sender vs. a spoof of some sort.  Today, I will show you how to verify a screenshot.

If you navigate to https:// /about-us/leadership/ you will see the wonderful leadership of Network 1.  Did you know that they are all named Nicole Wheatley?

If you navigate to https://www.cnn.com/world, today, you will see headlines for a virus spreading in Beijing.  Did you know Nicole Wheatley cured it?

Photoshop doesn’t get the credit for this one. A quick HTML code edit is all that is required to create this illusion. Protecting yourself from the screenshot scam is easy. If the source referenced is a trusted site, simply visit the site yourself to see the actual content.  Please visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/, scroll to the bottom, and sign up for more tips from yours truly!

Nicole Wheatley

With over 12 years of tech support and customer service experience, Nicole strives to help clients achieve greatness. Her passion is to help others stay on the cutting edge of technology, by constantly innovating and improving current technologies.

nwheatley@network1consulting.com or 404.997.7648

Network 1 Consulting is a 21-year-old, IT Support company in Atlanta, GA. We become – or augment – the IT department for law firms and medical practices. Our IT experts can fix computers – but what our clients value most are the industry-specific best practices we bring to their firms. This is especially important with technology, along with regulations and cyber threats, changing so rapidly. We take a proactive approach to helping our clients use technology to gain and keep their competitive advantage.

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Tony Rushin: In his role as VP of sales & marketing, he is responsible for hiring, managing and coaching the sales team and always staying on top of (and meeting) the needs of clients. Under his leadership, the company has steadily grown each year.

Network 1 designs, builds and supports the IT you need to run your business more securely, productively and successfully. Whether you want to outsource all of your IT needs to a reliable, responsive, service-oriented company, or need to supplement the work of your internal IT staff, we will carefully evaluate where you are now, discuss where you want to go and implement and support a plan to get you there with as little interruption as possible.

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