Avoid this security threat to keep your inbox from becoming a horror story

It’s that time of year! We’re all having fun planning our Halloween costumes. What’s not so fun? Cybercriminals are doing the same thing.
Just as you can put on a Dracula outfit and look the part, criminals can camouflage their emails to present a perfect facade, too — of a brand you trust.

But crooks don’t have to buy their costumes: a phisher — let’s call him Vlad the Impaler — can just take a real email from, say, Apple, save its HTML content, and modify a few links. Vlad can then resend a perfect-looking Apple mail from a plausible sounding server like “” and … trick or treat.

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