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Sponsor Content: Is that online greeting card really a secret keylogger?

Sponsor Content: Is that online greeting card really a secret keylogger?
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Despite having text messaging, voice calling and video chat, email is still one of the most popular ways to communicate with friends, family or for business. Unfortunately, like every other good thing, criminals have ways to use it for evil.

We've warned you about email phishing scams before. These pretend to be one thing, such as an email from a major company or friend, but really are meant to trick you into giving away information or downloading a malicious virus.

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A type of virus that hackers are increasingly using phishing emails to deliver is the keylogger. These are great at stealing information and helping criminals to take over your identity. Speaking of your identity, make sure you're protecting your identity with our sponsor LifeLock, which you can get now for 10% off with promo code KIM (more on that later).

Luckily, we have a few tips that will help you know which emails to avoid so you aren't infected, and how to protect yourself if you don't catch one until it's too late. Let's start with a closer look at keyloggers.

Next page: How do keyloggers work?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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