MicroSupport is reminding our law firm and CPA clients of the dangers of Email attachments. No, this has nothing to do with malware, viruses, or phishing. This reminder is about legitimate emails containing authentic attachments coming from (or going to) your clients. These attachments are NOT SECURE and may expose private, sensitive, information to the criminal underworld. Names, birthdates, account numbers, financial data, SSN, credit card numbers or other information that can lead to identity theft. Or sensitive, proprietary information relating to your clients’ businesses or private lives.
Email attachments are not only insecure while they are being transmitted, they represent a point of exposure while they are sitting in your mailbox, often for years. From anywhere in the World, a hacker can wreak havoc if they get into your mailbox.
We recommend that you stop receiving insecure Email attachments from your clients… Instead, set up a secure file transfer system, for as little as $20 a month.
Also, we recommend that you turn on 2 factor authentication for your Email. This way, even if a hacker has your Email login and password, they can’t get into your mailbox.
Call us at MicroSupport (602-692-7300) if you’d like help with either of these important security protections